Nicholas Hoult Was Initially Weirded Out Watching His Sexy Equals Scenes

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Between the amorous glances, erotic foreplay, and seductive touching, Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult’s new dystopian sci-fi film Equals is very, very sexy. But while it might be daunting for certain actors to shoot scenes of such a provocative nature, it's clear that Hoult took his role in stride — and it doesn't hurt when there are not a lot of people in the room watching you get freaky, either.

“Drake [Doremus, Equals’ director] has a wonderful way of working those scenes,” Hoult told Vulture at the movie's Tribeca Film Festival’s premiere last night. “It’s a lot of improvisation. You’ll be certain that they’ll be literally no one in the room with you when you do long takes — 20 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, who knows how long. They’ll just be the sound operator and the camera operator in there with us.”

When it gets down to actually filming those scenes, though, the process was surprisingly chill. “Drake will stick his head in occasionally and whisper a little note or something and then Kristen and I would carry on,” Hoult continues. “In a way, it’s very weird to do that type of scene. It was actually very weird the first time I watched the film. I was like, wow, that’s me, but I feel I shouldn’t be watching it.”

If you want to experience the eroticism for yourself, the film will be released on July 15.