Avatar sex scene cut from film

Last updated 12:09 06/01/2010
Zoe Saldana says filming a sex scene in Avatar that was cut from the film was a challenge.
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RESTRICTIVE: Zoe Saldana says filming a sex scene in Avatar that was cut from the film was a challenge.

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An alien sex scene cut from Avatar to keep the film's PG13 rating could be included on the DVD release of the blockbuster hit movie, director James Cameron says.

Cameron said the film, which has already passed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office in just three weeks of release, would have several key scenes included on the DVD release.

One of these would be a sex scene between two Na'vi characters - Sam Worthington's Na'vi avatar Jake Sully, and Zoe Saldana's Ney'tiri, a member of an alien species.

"We had it in and we cut it out," Cameron said in a group interview, reported ReelzChannel.com.

"So that will be something for the special edition DVD, if you want to see how they have sex."

According to ReelzChannel.com, Saldana recently said filming the sex scene - of which only seconds were included in the version released to theatres - was difficult.

"It was a very funny scene to shoot because there were so many technical things that sometimes you have to keep in mind that paying attention to all those might disrupt the fluidity of how a scene is supposed to take place," she said.

"And because Jim was shooting for a PG-13 rating, we couldn’t move in certain directions. The motion would look a little too past the PG-13 rating standards. So it was really funny for Sam and me.

"We had a lot of giggles there."

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