Matt Damon says he and Michael Douglas nailed doggie style sex scene in one take

Oscar winners play Liberace and his young lover in new HBO flick

Matt Damon says he and Michael Douglas nailed doggie style sex scene in one take
07 March 2013

The first trailer for the upcoming HBO film Behind the Candelabra does not show any sex scenes between the movie’s two main characters Liberace and Scott Thorson.

But Entertainment Weekly, which features the film’s stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon on its cover – in character – assures us there will be plenty of sex scenes to be seen in the movie.

The actors tell the magazine that shooting these sex scenes were as awkward as such movie scenes always are no matter who is involved.

‘The scene where I’m behind him and going at him, we did that in one take,’ says Damon, who plays Thorson.  ‘We do it. Cut. There’s a long pause. And then you just hear (director Steven Soderbergh) go, “Well… I have no notes.”’

But it was not just the sex scenes that gave Damon some uncomfortable moments.

Since he spends big chunks of the movies wearing tiny swimsuits, Damon had to get his backside bronzed regularly.

‘Every Sunday night, this girl would come to my house and I would stand in my garage and I would hike my boxer briefs up into the crack of my a– and she would give me a spray tan,’  he says.

It’s not something he was real excited to let his wife see.

‘We’ve been through three childbirths, we’ve been in the trenches, there are no secrets,’ Damon says. ‘But I really wish she didn’t see that. That’s too much.’

The film will air on 26 May.

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