‘I was mortified’: Anne Hathaway strips naked for her ‘very risque’ love scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal
Actress Anne Hathaway has admitted she was “mortified” stripping naked for sex scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal.
The 27-year-old said the experience of their new film Love and Other Drugs was so uncomfortable that it led her to consider not appearing in any more sex scenes.
Gyllenhaal described the film, which will be released later this month, as a “n-de fest”.
But for Hathaway, it was harder to deal with the stripping and sx simulation in front of the camera crew.
She said: ‘It’s racy, very racy. I keep asking people if it’s too sexy for them. However, this is only part of the job.
“That being said, it’s extremely mortifying to undress in front of other people, but it’s also intensely mortifying to do a lot of things in front of people and I’ve learned to deal with that.”
“Who knows if I’ll ever do it again, it depends on the material.”
Hathaway plays a woman with Parkinson’s disease who falls in love with a Viagra salesman, played by Gyllenhaal.
She admitted to spending large parts in bed with Gyllenhaal and the movie poster shows the n-ked couple in a bed covered in sheets.
Gyllenhaal said he felt comfortable that his co-star once had an sx scene at Brokeback Mountain.
He told an American showbiz website: “The sx is portrayed in a real, intimate way, and no one is hiding behind anyone.
“I think that’s hopefully what love is and that’s what these two characters are doing in this movie. I hope people want to see that, and if it’s not the case, we’re both n-ked.
“We had fake sx on screen before at Brokeback Mountain so it came naturally, we just had to do it again.
‘But seriously, that was very brave of Anne. I think women tend to be more objectified than men and she really has a lot of that, not just literally but figuratively. His performance was amazing,” Gyllenhaal said.
“But we’re friends and we understand the process of acting, and as a result of that we felt comfortable, even when it was awkward, and we try to joke about it.
“I try to be as respectful as possible, and if you’re respectful on set, it makes it as dirty as possible on screen.”
The film is based on the biography of Viagra salesman Jamie Reidy from the 1990s.