Hugh Grant says that filming sex scenes is a 'turn on'

Ben Arnold
UK Movies Writer

Most actors will extoll the abject awfulness of having to film sex scenes for movies… but not Hugh Grant.

In fact (and hold on to your lunch here), the ‘Four Weddings’ star has admitted that he finds them to be ‘quite a turn on’.

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In a frank interview with W magazine, Grant explained his unorthodox thinking.

“Love scenes are extremely difficult,” he said.

“You’re always within a millimetre of sentimentality and ‘yuck’. But sex scenes are something else!

“The conventional response to sex scenes is that they’re horrible and not sexy and it’s all so unnatural.

“But I’ve always found filming sex scenes to be quite a turn-on.”

Grant, who was doing the press rounds for the movie ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, in which he stars with Meryl Streep, has performed love scenes in movies like ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and ‘Notting Hill’ in the past.

“I like the experience of being in a sexual position when you’re not supposed to be in one. It’s sort of forbidden,” he added.

A stark warning to all Hugh’s future leading ladies, there.

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