Actor apologises for Naomi Watts sex scene

Last updated 15:48 30/04/2010
SORRY ABOUT THAT: Samuel L Jackson apologised to Naomi Watts during a sex scene for their new movie.

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Samuel L Jackson apologised to Naomi Watts during a sex scene for their new movie because he found it so embarrassing.

The actor plays Paul in Mother and Child, in which Naomi portrays Elizabeth. The film is about three women and their attitude towards children, and in it Elizabeth seduces Paul.

Samuel found the scene mortifying to shoot, explaining that although he's starred in many films, he can never get used to being sexy on camera.

"We did our scene the first day, we kind of knew each other because I know Liev [Schreiber, Watt's partner], but we'd never really interacted. Our first interaction was that particular scene where she seduces me," he explained to FOX News Pop Tarts.

"For me as an actor, I don't know how to do that sort of thing in a room full of people, and I tend to ask a lot of questions. Where can I touch you? Where can I not touch you? I'm sorry if I get excited, I'm sorry if I don't.. But Naomi really took charge."

Naomi appears completely nude in the movie, but was happy to strip off. Her character approaches several men, so it was essential she was confident with her body. Director Rodrigo García was delighted with Naomi's work, explaining she did all she could to make the scenes believable.

"Naomi understands and agreed that her character needs to use her sexual tools," he explained.

"She's remarkably at ease practically naked, she has a delightfully bawdy sense of humour that puts us all at ease too." 

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