(Warning! This story may be a little too risqué for some younger reader. Discretion is advised.) Most actors don't discuss their sex scenes in detail. What is on the screen is what you get. But there is always that question that 'arises' when a romantic relationship in a movie or TV seems a little too real. Do the participants ever get a little too excited? Most hard-working thespians will describe any sex scene as uncomfortable and not the place to get aroused, as you are surrounded by tons of crew members on set while situated under very hot lights. It's not too appealing. But Henry Cavill is now one of the few to admit that yes, he did suddenly experience an unwanted physical manifestation of arousal while acting on set. And it was hugely embarrassing.
Talking with Men's Fitness, Henry Cavill reveals that he once found himself in a very uncomfortable position while shooting a scene for The Tudors. The actor, who would go onto play Superman in 2013's Man of Steel and next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starred on the popular drama from 2007 to 2010. And while it was a general good experience, he does recall one time when things didn't go as planned.
"It's only happened to me once, and it was very embarrassing. A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts, and I hadn't rearranged my... stuff into a harmless position. She's basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard. I had to apologize profusely afterward. It's not great when you're in a professional acting environment and somebody gets a boner, is it? No, not acceptable."
Henry Cavill will next be seen in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which opens in theaters this Friday. The action-adventure thriller features plenty of beautiful woman, including Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki. This time around, though, the Man of Steel was abel to keep it locked in his pants. About the challenges and intense awkwardness of filming a sex scene, he had this to say.
"It's actually acutely uncomfortable being naked in a roomful of people. The very last thing it is is sexy. The actual physicality is very uncomfortable. All you're doing is smacking your nuts against someone, and nothing is going in."
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature Lois Lane and Clark Kent getting a little more comfortable with each other. Though, with it's PG-13 rating in place, we're surely not going to get the sex scene longtime DC Comic fans and Kevin Smith have long wished for. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will be on the sexier side of things, with 1960s styles in full display. But with it's PG-13 rating, you can expect it to be a little less wild and raunchy than The Tudors, too.
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series,The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set against the backdrop of the early 60s, at the height of the Cold War. The story centers on CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.