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Hugh Grant says filming sex scenes are “a turn-on”

The British actor gets candid about what it’s like filming those steamy scenes.

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While most actors dread the filming of a raunchy romp with their co-stars, Hugh Grant has revealed he has quite the opposite reaction!

In a new interview with W magazine, the 56-year-old actor joked that he found it much harder to film ‘love’ scenes as opposed to ‘sex scenes’.

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Referencing his famous roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, Hugh told the publication that he found love scenes “extremely difficult”.

“You’re always within a millimetre of sentimentality and ‘yuck.’ But sex scenes are something else!” he said.

Hugh with his *Two Weeks Notice* co-star Sandra Bullock at the Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards in 2014, where he presented her with the award for the 'Decade of Hotness'. Photo: Getty
Hugh with his Two Weeks Notice co-star Sandra Bullock at the Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards in 2014, where he presented her with the award for the 'Decade of Hotness'. Photo: Getty

“The conventional response to sex scenes is that they’re horrible and not sexy and it’s all so unnatural. But I’ve always found filming sex scenes to be quite a turn-on.

“I like the experience of being in a sexual position when you’re not supposed to be in one.”

It’s a far cry from other actors who have been vocal about their discomfort of filming romantic scenes.

Hugh and Renee Zellweger at the premiere of *Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason* in 2004. Photo: Getty
Hugh and Renee Zellweger at the premiere of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in 2004. Photo: Getty

Ahead of the release of Fifty Shades of Grey last year, star Dakota Johnson opened up about how “filming a sex scene is not a sensual or pleasurable environment”.

“It’s really hot – not in a steamy, sexual way. It’s just sweaty and it’s not very comfortable.”

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