2011 Apr 08

Guy Pearce: “Winslet sex scenes were naughty”

Guy Pearce has described his on-screen sex scenes with Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce as “naughty”.

The actor — Winslet’s love interest Monty Beragon in the HBO mini-series — confessed that he felt nervous about the intimate acts as it is never easy to get naked in front of the camera.

“[The sex scenes] are pretty naughty,” he told PopEater. “When you work with someone like Todd [Haynes, director] and Kate, they’re all about integrity, but there’s always that little voice in your head that says, ‘Okay, here I go, I’m taking my clothes off’.”

He went on to say that, while he has always stayed in shape, he felt that having a dark tan was the key to looking good in the final product.

“Well, I worked on it. I exercise a lot anyway. I’ve always been thin, so keeping him thin and appropriate for the period wasn’t too hard,” he explained. “Also obviously once you get a tan, everyone looks 50 times fitter than they really are. It was all about working on the tan.”

Pearce previously admitted to having a crush on Winslet for many years prior to working with her on Mildred Pierce.

He recently claimed that he saved her life during filming when a car they were driving nearly collided with a delivery truck.

Source: Digital Spy