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Sunday 21 September 2014

Gyllenhaal: Naked sex scenes a must

Jake Gyllenhaal said getting naked for his new film was a must

Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed he and Love And Other Drugs co-star Anne Hathaway had to get completely naked for the film's sex scenes to make it believable.

The Brokeback Mountain star said he and Anne spend much of the film nude, because Jake doesn't recommend wearing boxer shorts while lovemaking.

He revealed: "I've never had sex with boxers on and it's an odd thing to watch an actor..."

Jake added, jokingly: "Not to say I haven't tried, but I don't recommend it."

The Hollywood heartthrob explained he felt it was important to show his and Anne's characters were truly comfortable around each other.

He said: "I think we all decided that if we were going to tell a love story, one of the essential elements of a love story is sex and it should be, and if we were going to be as open and intimate in the love story as we could be we'd have to the same thing in the sex.

"And when you see two people in a movie like that, particularly as an actor and they're portraying two people in love, it's like how do you really truly, even unconsciously believe that these two people are in love, if they don't want to be naked around each other, you know?

"So that was really important to us, because we knew that if we did we'd get somewhere in the audience's unconscious the idea that these two characters were actually in love and they weren't just actors telling a love story."

:: Love And Other Drugs is released in cinemas on Wednesday, December 29.

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