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Celebs Who Actually Got Turned On While Filming Sex Scenes

Have you ever watched a sex scene on TV or in a movie and thought, “They’re basically fucking IRL right now”? Think Kristen Wiig and John Hamm in Bridesmaids, Jonathan Bailey eating out Simone Ashley in Bridgerton, or any scene in 50 Shades of Grey movies. For me, whenever that thought crosses my mind, it’s immediately followed by, “I wonder if they’re getting turned on.”

Now, I know that sex scenes aren’t as intimate as they appear on screen. There are dozens of people on set, a bunch of lights flashing in the actors’ faces, and a director probably making the actors do a million takes. Plus, it’s usually with the help of an intimacy coordinator that the actors even seem remotely into each other. But despite all that, at the end of the day, the actors are basically naked and writhing around on each other. Sure, they’re professionals, but they’re humans, too, right?

Right. In fact, actors have publicly admitted to getting aroused during on-screen sex scenes. And surprise, it’s only men. I’m sure some actresses felt a little turned on by sex scenes, but they probably have enough couth to know not to talk to reporters about it. 

Here are some actors who have gotten “excited” while shooting sex scenes

Joe Jonas

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Even two babies later, it’s still a little uncomfortable to think of one of the Jonas Brothers getting hard (unless you’ve fantasized about them). But Joe said that in DNCE’s “Body Moves” music video, he was sporting a “halfie.” Lovely. 

Henry Cavill

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In a scene in The Tudors, Henry admitted to getting turned on during a sex scene when someone who had “spectacular breasts” was rubbing up against him. He had to apologize afterward because his arousal was pretty obvious. 

Danny Dyer

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In a scene in Straightheads, Danny is supposed to be playing a character who couldn’t get it up with co-star Gillian Anderson, but he did the opposite. And Gillian, of course, noticed. 

Hugh Grant

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Hugh Grant, having no problem being TMI with interviewers, said that he’s always been turned on by filming sex scenes despite a lot of other people feeling awkward doing so. Suddenly, I’m feeling very sympathetic for any co-star he’s ever had. 

Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad is a sex & dating writer at Betches despite not remembering the last time she was in a relationship. Just take her word for it.