Intimate scenes are just part of the job of an actor. Of course, not all of them engage in such scenes; there are some actors like Julia Roberts who have never done an intimate scene in their career. Roberts has never seen a reason to do such a scene and her career was never harmed because of it. Then there are other actors who seem to do them all the time. It can be a routine thing when it comes to making movies or TV shows and it’s something that can be hard to cut out of a movie. There are times when it's just necessary to show an intimate moment between two characters. These days, though, they seem to be pushing the envelope when it comes to private scenes and they just keep getting steamier.
It’s a pretty common thing for actors to do, and most actors had to do one at some point during their career. They suck it up as part of their job and just get it over with. But you might be surprised to know that there are actors out there that enjoy shooting steamy scenes and they can’t get enough of it. You would think these moments would be too awkward for anyone to enjoy because it’s not like they're alone. They do the scenes with plenty of people on set, watching. Yet, despite that, these 15 actors love turning up the heat on set.
15 Jesse Metcalfe
He was the lucky guy that got to kiss the naughty housewives that were up to no good on Desperate Housewives. He may have been acting when he kissed Eva Longoria, but his body responded in all the right ways. He was the gardener that always looked hot and had to sleep with the mistress of the house, not that he was ever complaining. He confessed that he didn’t mind the scenes one bit. “As a matter of fact, in the first scene we ever had, where Gabriella and John first had s*x, we were rehearsing and then the director was like, ‘Okay, get out of bed, we have to reset the set’, and I was like, ‘I need a minute.'” Now that sounds more than a little steamy, but we can’t fault the guy — he was on set with beautiful women all day long.
14 Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin engaged in a lot of steamy scenes while filming True Blood, especially with her costar and husband, Stephen Moyer. It’s probably a lot less awkward to do these scenes with your husband then it is to do it with a stranger. Either way, Paquin has no issues with doing love scenes. “Maybe it should be weird, simulating s*x with your husband in front of people? But it’s really not. When it’s a love scene with someone you actually love, there’s no feeling like, ‘Can I touch him here? Can I touch him there?’ You know what your boundaries are — or what they aren’t, I suppose.” Well, that couldn’t be truer and it’s probably better for their marriage that they are doing these scenes with each other and no one else, but there are also other shows and movies they will find themselves in.
13 Yael Stone
You would think that doing such scenes would be a chore, after all, you have to do the same scene over and over again with someone that may have questionable body odor or bad breath, but Yael Stone didn’t see it that way. When interviewed by Huffington Post she stated, “The s*x scenes are also a privilege, and we have to see it that way. If it’s written by great people — these people that write the show are really smart, we can trust them — I do feel like those scenes are really necessary. It’s a big part of [prison] life. To be able to go into those private moments, and be authentic with that … that’s what I’m interested in.” Her first-ever intimate scene was at the age of 15 for a miniseries called The Farm. She was a virgin at the time, so it was all about the imagination.
12 Jon Hamm
Here’s another celebrity that loves making out with celebrities, and for such a good-looking guy, we really can’t blame him. For the many years that Jon Hamm worked as Don Draper on Mad Men, he had a lot of opportunities to make out with fine-looking women. The fact of the matter is, he has no problem with love scenes and we can’t blame him. He has done many scenes and has plenty more in his future. When it comes to these scenes, Hamm has said, “All right, we’re doing this, so let’s have fun with it. You know what I mean? You’re in that moment and it’s happening, so you might as well enjoy it.” We can’t really argue with that. When it comes to making out with good looking ladies, you might as well enjoy it while you can.
11 Zac Efron
Zac Efron is quite the handsome man and we can bet his costars don't mind making out with him one bit. Who would? Efron is not the boy from High School Musical anymore. He moved on to playing adult roles. He’s not shying from heartthrob roles that have him making out with leading ladies, either. He had a role in a movie called At Any Price alongside Heather Graham where he had an intimate scene. Efron discussed how he felt about the scene in an interview. He mentions how he had a crush on Graham for a long time, so doing such a scene with her was unimaginable. “I was nervous because I’ve been in love with her since I can remember. It was very surreal for me.” Intimate scenes don’t bother the actor, in fact, he’s been known to enjoy the moment and stay relaxed.
10 Laura Prepon
There are a lot of steamy scenes on the show Orange is the New Black, so it’s pretty much a given if you are on the show that you may have to get down and dirty at some point. For Laura Prepon, she’s had to do all kinds of scenes, some of which include her in a shower with close friends. That must be so awkward. Prepon has said, however, that she feels very comfortable doing scenes with Taylor Schilling. “One of the first scenes we had to do, we were in a shower together. But the cool thing is, we’re so comfortable with each other, so that’s really great. We totally trust each other, which is awesome. As an actor, it’s 'Oh God, the chemistry’s not there' and you have to do everything to put it there, but sometimes, it’s naturally there and it just works and it’s awesome. And that’s how me and Taylor were.”
9 Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling has actually admitted that she loves shooting steamy scenes. She threw in that there are also many other actors that enjoy doing it as well. She talked to International Business Times and told them, “Obviously onscreen s*x is not actual penetrative s*x, but, as any religious high schooler will tell you, simulating s*x can be pretty damn enjoyable as well.” Well hot damn, girl! Kaling is just admitting that she liked to get a little hot and bothered while on set. So, why do so many actors say that it sucks? Kaling’s theory is that they just don’t want to admit to their spouses that they like getting cozy with their costars. “If you are the unlucky spouse of an actor, the last thing you want to hear is that, in addition to him getting to fake-cheat on you by virtue of the most unfair loophole of all time, he also really enjoyed it.”
8 Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has been in so many movies that involve nudity and intimacy, and we have to wonder if she looks for them. Maybe she just enjoys the rawness of the roles she plays, after all, she did play a stripper in Closer where she literally reveals herself to her costar Clive Owen. It’s not the first scandalous role she played either; she also played an underage prostitute when she was young, which we believe may have been a little too seedy for her. There was a time when she never did roles that required her to take off her clothes, but those days seem to be gone. She admitted in an interview with AfterEllen.com that she was discovering her own sexuality in the movie Black Swan when she made out with Mila Kunis. "I was figuring out my own sexual identity, likes and dislikes and all that stuff, and it’s weird to be doing stuff on film as you’re figuring it out.”
7 Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds is easily one of the most gorgeous men in Hollywood. It would be a dream to be able to make out with this guy. We’re sure that he feels the same way when it comes to the many gorgeous women that he has made out with over the years. He’s never actually come right out and said that he loves filming these scenes, but we got that impression when he discussed a scene he shot in the movie The Change-Up. “So, in the scene, she’s sitting there, and I take her top off, I take her bra off, and she has those pasties on, but she’s drawn these adorable little smiley faces on them. And I forget every line in the scene. Not just from this movie, from every movie I’ve done.” That’s actually pretty cute when you think about it.
6 Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway is another actress that has zero issue when it comes to filming such scenes and has a long history of doing them. There may be a case of nerves with this girl, however, because before she does any intimate scene, she has to take a few shots of whiskey before she goes in. That tells us that maybe she isn’t as comfortable with the scenes as she wants us to believe. She will even encourage her costars to dabble in the dark drink, as well. It’s starting to sound less like a film set and more like a party. Over the years, she has taken on more gritty roles. We may remember her from The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada, but that’s a long way from the girl that went topless for the role in Havoc. This girl does not shy away from any role.
5 Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal is another hottie of Hollywood, and that certainly hasn’t always been the case. When he first came on the scene, he sort of looked like a dork. These days, however, he is slinging hot scenes like it’s going out of style. He’s a great actor with a great career and some of his roles have included some pretty hot scenes. They don’t seem to bother him one bit either. He does pretty well with these scenes, so we can’t imagine that he doesn’t get completely invested in them. When he was asked how he feels about filming intimate scenes he stated, “There’s, like, this little door that you open up and you’re like, 'You down?' 'Yeah, I’m down-let’s do it.' And the door closes when the scene ends. Yeah, it’s sexy when we’re doing it. And then it stops.”
4 Julianne Moore
Julianne puts all the other actors to shame when it comes to doing steamy scenes. If anything, she should be teaching a class on it. She played the role of Amber Waves in Boogie Nights and since then, she's never shied away from a private scene. If you want to see a sweaty scene, then check out Body of Evidence. She was one of the lucky girls who got to make out heavily with Robert Pattison in Map To The Stars. The movie roles where she has had steamy trysts are truly endless. We saw some girl-on-girl action in Chloe when she made out with Amanda Seyfried. We’re not sure where this girl gets all her energy from. Most recently, she was in a film with Mark Ruffalo called The Kids Are Alright where we saw the two of them in a rather intimate scene, as well. We’re not mentioning any names, but apparently, she is the go-to actress in Hollywood if you need a private scenes filmed.
3 Reese Witherspoon
The movie Wild had a pretty raw scene in it and Reese Witherspoon had no intention of shying away from it. In a Vogue interview, she said, "I wanted it to be truthful, I wanted it to be raw, I wanted it to be real.” Well, she definitely succeeded in showing us a very graphic love scene. She’s a great actress and she’s never shied away from roles that show the real people behind the characters. Maybe it’s because she had to shake off that good-girl label she was stuck with for many years. “I certainly didn’t self-identify as anyone’s sweetheart. I’m friendly, but I don’t think I’m sweet. I’m honest.” She even went so far as to make out with Sofia Vergara to show the world that she isn’t always a good girl.
2 Billy Bob Thornton
You may never have thought of Billy Bob Thornton as the erotic type, that is until he got tangled up with Angelina Jolie. But his role in Monster’s Ball alongside Halle Berry turned quite steamy. Their intimate scenes were so steamy, in fact, they were considered to be the “most downloaded erotic moments in mainstream cinema history.” We’re not joking, it’s true. Thornton is not one to shy away from roles like that and he’s made it pretty well known that he loves every minute of it. When he was interviewed by HuffPost Live, he stated, “When I was growing up, I obviously didn’t know who Halle Berry was, but if I had known, I would have made sure it happened. I would have written Monster’s Ball myself immediately.” Surprisingly enough, Jolie, who was married to him at the time, was against these types of scenes. You would think she would be open-minded, but they divorced soon after the movie, so maybe she felt like he got way too into his role.
1 Robert Pattinson
Just because Robert Pattinson played a sexy vampire in Twilight doesn’t mean that he hasn’t been out there doing grittier roles. You might be shocked to find out that he pleased himself in front of a camera so that the intimate scene in Little Ashes was authentic as possible. The movie was one that he was in long before Twilight, so you should go check it out. He’s one actor that insists that things look accurate. “I pleasured myself in front of the camera. My orgasm face is recorded for eternity.” It may not have been the best idea, but at the time, he wasn’t famous and his image was not guarded. Although these days, you don’t see him doing that, but it hasn’t stopped him from getting quite involved in his intimate scenes. We will continue to check out his movies from now on.