"There are rules. I have ethics, I'm not completely out of my mind. But I don't think there's anything wrong with sex. Sex is beautiful if it's done right. And I wouldn't just do it for no reason. . . . Sex is different than love, and there is a separation, and that middle gap is what the movie's about."
"I wanted to have it as a line so much, 'I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One.' . . . By the way, that's what he should be ashamed of in the morning. All those beautiful pillows! Egyptian cotton! 'I ruined this bed!'"
"I will be lying there, kind of being slammed by a naked body, thinking, 'I want out of this bed. I want out of this scene. I want out of this life. Who did this to me?' And I realized, I'm my own boss. I've written it. I'm directing it. I'm the person holding myself in sexual slavery."
"Sex scenes can be quite awkward. As a guy, the first thing you want to do is make sure you're not taking advantage. You don't want the girl to feel like you're getting a free feel or something. I try to make a fool of myself in one way or another to lighten the mood and then just go for it, because you don't want to be doing take after take."
"There are two big sex scenes in the two [final] films, and we did them fairly early. It was so weird, it didn't even feel like we were doing a scene within a Twilight film. I was like, 'Bella! What are you doing? Wow! What is happening here?!' It was very surreal."
"[Lars von Trier] asked me if I would be okay taking turns in a sex scene with two shots — in one, instead of Willem Dafoe it was with a porn actor. Lars asked me if it would be okay to be in the same shot with him, and I didn't see why it would be a problem, so I said okay. And then it went on, and it was just becoming a porn film for me because Willem wasn't there anymore. I was in a different film, and it was strange. Then he asked me to do another shot, and that's when I said, 'No, I can't do it.'"
"The sex felt real — it wasn't sexy or 'a sex scene,' and that's why we got into trouble. You shouldn't be penalized for doing a good job."
"Yes, yes. It was just [an] absurdity, a form of hilarity for all of us involved. We went to work that day and said, 'What time do we start being ridiculous? . . . Eight o'clock? Perfect.'"
"I've had a pretty illustrious career at this point, but the hardest thing has been pretending to be turned on by Anne Hathaway. And I pride myself on really having pulled it off."
"There was a box which he hit, so he was nowhere near me, thank God! I did actually say to Michael before one of the scenes — I was like, 'I've got a security guard outside. You touch me and he's gonna break your legs!' And he was like, 'Keira, you're tied to a bed. You're not really in a position to say that.' I said, 'I guess you're right.' . . . [I did] a couple of shots of vodka — definitely — beforehand, and then a couple of glasses of champagne as a celebration of never having to do that again!"
"Rob possibly had the most hideous horrible cold of any co-star I've ever had to do a love scene with ever in my entire life. He was literally snorting and snotting through every second of it — and it was not appealing. I'm talking green, infectious, disgusting — I'm not kidding!"
"[We] got to have very uncomfortable scenes for two weeks . . . I mean, regardless there's like 150 crew men watching and you see each other's bits and pieces. The whole thing is just wrong."
"From his past films, [director Scott Hicks] is incredible with capturing the love in those scenes. Everyone builds those scenes up. There is sort of a fear inherent in everyone else so me and Taylor weren't afraid at all."
"Sex scenes are great. A lot of my costars have been sexy guys my age, and so, why not? I'm not going to pretend it's not fun. Justin was great — he had come from doing Friends With Benefits, where he basically had sex every day at work — and so it was easy for both of us. We just kind of got it on, and then were like, 'That was good!'"
"So in the scene she's sitting there, and I take her top off, I take her bra off, and she has those pasties on, but she's drawn these adorable little smiley faces on them. And I forget every line in the scene. Not just from this movie, from every movie I've done."
"It's only happened to me once, and it was very embarrassing. A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts, and I hadn't rearranged my — stuff into a harmless position. She's basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard. I had to apologize profusely afterward. It's not great when you're in a professional acting environment and somebody gets a boner, is it? No, not acceptable. You don't think of sex scenes as showing your bum to the nation. It's actually acutely uncomfortable being naked in a roomful of people. The very last thing it is is sexy. The actual physicality is very uncomfortable. All you're doing is smacking your nuts against someone, and nothing is going in."