Blue Is The Warmest Color star says she and female co-star were not actually having sex in movie

Adele Exarchopoulos says of graphic sex scenes: 'When you die in a movie, you don't really die in life'

Blue Is The Warmest Color star says she and female co-star were not actually having sex in movie
23 October 2013

Adele Exarchopoulos wants everyone to know that it’s called acting.

The star of the lesbian-themed French drama Blue Is The Warmest Color says the graphic sex scenes in the acclaimed film have led some to believe that she and co-star Lea Seydoux were indeed being sexually intimate.

‘I know that everybody wants to ask me, "Do you really f-ck together?’"’ Exarchopoulos tells GQ.

The 20-year-old French actress brushes off such speculation by saying: ‘When you die in a movie, you don’t really die in life.’

The nearly three-hour movie opens in theaters on Friday (25 October) and has received an NC-17 rating because it the sexual content.

In May, it won the Palme d’Or trophy at the Cannes Film Festival with Exarchopoulos and Seydoux included in that win – a first for actors in a film.

In addition to the attention for the sex scenes, the movie is also getting attention for the feud that has erupted between Seydoux and director Abdellatif Kechiche.

Seydoux in interviews has been critical of Kechiche’s shooting methods and said she would never work with him again.

In an open letter published on the website Rue89 this week, he called her an ‘arrogant, spoiled child’ trying to fan the flames for her own personal publicity.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Russell Tovey ‘There aren’t many actors who are out and able to play gay and straight’

British star of HBO’s Looking also talks about how he thinks he would have been more ‘effeminate’ if he had gone to stage school
No thumbnail available

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick resigns after just over a year in office

Had been conspicuously absent from recent events, does not give reason for departure
No thumbnail available

Bangladeshi Muslims to protest over Nobel winner Muhammad Yunus’ gay rights support

Bangladeshi Muslim groups have threatened to hold nationwide protests today against Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus over his opposition to Uganda’s persecution of homosexuals in what appears to be the latest effort to smear the Nobel Prize winner
No thumbnail available

Matt Bomer fans see new hope after Charlie Hunnam drops out of Fifty Shades of Grey

Petition demanding Bomer be cast as Christian Grey seeks 100,000 signatures
No thumbnail available

Lesbian love story named frontrunner for top prize at Cannes

Film seen as landmark in exploring and depicting lesbian love and female sexuality
The White House is colors of Pride rainbow on Twitter and Facebook

The White House is colors of Pride rainbow on Twitter and Facebook

Image celebrates Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling - gets mixed reaction
REVIEW: Seashore

REVIEW: Seashore

A poignant movie from Brazil exploring adolescent male friendship and the boundaries of intimacy.
Insurance firms announce diversity workplace festival for London

Insurance firms announce diversity workplace festival for London

Gok Wan, Lord Browne and Jane Hill are among confirmed speakers for the Dive In festival
No thumbnail available

Amy Grant is a Christian singer who makes no apology for embracing her gay fan base

'What I've always wanted to do is have a message of honesty and welcoming'
No thumbnail available

AFA's Bryan Fischer rails against Burger King's rainbow pride burger

'...When people sit down to eat a hamburger, the last thing they want to be thinking about is two guys having sex'