Theo James, Dakota Johnson and more actors have opened up about their nude scenes — and broke down the experience of going full frontal.
James raised eyebrows with his performance as Cameron during season 2 of The White Lotus, particularly in a memorable scene where Harper (Aubrey Plaza) accidentally snuck a peek at Cameron (James) while he undressed.
James didn’t want his “pee-pee prosthetic” to be too “distracting” for the audience. “He needs to be [a] regular Joe because the scene’s not about the pee-pee, it’s about power play in sex [and] whether he did it deliberately or whether it was an accident,” he shared during a December 2022 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Johnson, for her part, has also been candid about playing Anastasia in the film version of E. L. James‘ 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. Amid its release, the movies made headlines for its explicit sex scenes.
“It’s stressful enough to be tied to a bed naked in a scene,” the actress revealed to Glamour in 2015 about filming the sex scenes. “But then they call cut, and you’re still tied to the bed, naked. Jamie [Dornan] would be the first one to throw a blanket over me.”
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