Actress Anne Hathaway has a far different view of her racy nude scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal in their upcoming movie, “Love and Other Drugs.” He talked about how comfortable he felt. Anne says she was mortified. Say What?
Hathaway, 27, said she was so unnerved by taking off her clothes in front of a room full of people that she has second thoughts about doing it again.
“It’s racy, very racy. I keep asking people if it is too sexy for them. However, it is just part of the job,” she said.
“It is intensely mortifying taking your clothes off in front of other people, but it is also intensely mortifying doing a lot of things in front of people and I’ve learned how to deal with that,” she added.
“Who knows if I will ever do it again, it depends on the material.”
In contrast, Gyllenhaal said he felt comfortable with his co-star because of their experience with sex scenes in his 2005 movie “Brokeback Mountain.” The film was about homosexuality in the conservative Southwest.
Gyllenhaal’s gay character meets, marries and starts a family with rodeo rider Lureen Newsome played by Hathaway.
“The sex is portrayed in a real way, in an intimate way, and nobody is hiding behind anybody,” he said of the new movie.
“I think that is hopefully what love is about and that is what these two characters do in this movie. I hope people would want to see that, and if not then we’re both naked,” he added.
Gyllenhaal called the film a “nude fest.”
Hathaway plays a woman suffering from Parkinson’s Disease who falls in love with a Viagra salesman, played by Gyllenhaal.
“It was very brave of Anne,” Gyllenhaal said. ” I think women tend to be objectified more than men and she really does bare a lot, not only literally but figuratively. Her performance was incredible.”