Hugh Grant is unconventional. We know this to be true because Hugh Grant says that it is so. As Grant explained to W, “The conventional response to sex scenes is that they’re horrible and not sexy and it’s all so unnatural.” (He’s right, many actors dislike shooting sex scenes.) But Hugh Grant’s response to sex scenes is different, a flat-out affront to convention even. In his own words, “I’ve always found filming sex scenes to be quite a turn-on.” The rom-com renegade added, “I like the experience of being in a sexual position when you’re not supposed to be in one.” Grant, with the finesse of a guy exercising a polemic against “making love,” also clarified that while he loves shooting sex scenes, he hates shooting “love scenes.” His reasoning? The latter can be “yuck.” Says the free-love lover: “Love scenes are extremely difficult. You’re always within a millimeter of sentimentality and ‘yuck.’ But sex scenes are something else!” Pop goes your heart.
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