Marion Cotillard Reveals Steamy Sex Scene with Brad Pitt Was Awkward

Posted 2016/11/15 6816 0

Even with more than 20 years of movie-making experience, the 41-year-old French beauty still occasionally struggles to get it right. That was definitely the case for her while filming a certain sex scene with her Allied co-star Brad Pitt.

The pair play on-screen lovebirds in the spy thriller and get busy in the backseat of a car during a sandstorm at one point in the film. On Monday, Marion Cotillard described shooting the sequence as 'an awkward situation' when she sat for a Los Angeles press conference, per Us Weekly.

Putting together a workable sex scene, she explained, requires planning. 'We rehearse and had a very determined choreography, and then it allows you freedom.'

And she explained: 'When you know exactly what your body will do, then you can act and you can be free to give the emotions and give the feelings because you won’t think: "What am I going to do next? Am I going to go on top of him?" It’s an awkward situation.'

As the 41-year-old's recalled the process, 'We laughed because you need to get it out because this is so weird.'

As a result, 'you get this time of looking at each other and saying: "OK, this is so weird." And then we go into this and then I’m going on top of you and then we are going to kiss.'

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Marion said: "[Brad is] such a good man. Of course he's an amazing actor. He's such a good person that it's really not difficult to get along with him."

And the actress admits that working with the Fury star was nerve-wracking, as she worried about how she would sound in the original reading.

She added: "I'm always super nervous, because I'm like, 'Oh, my God, if my reading is really bad, what are they going to think?'"

Back in September, Cotillard’s onscreen chemistry with Pitt led some to speculate that their close friendship had caused problems in his marriage to Angelina Jolie. However, the Inception actress cleared up the rumors on Instagram and revealed she was pregnant and expecting her second child with her longtime boyfriend, Guillaume Canet. “Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need,” she wrote. “Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment."

Pitt has slowly re-emerged into the spotlight while his divorce drama rages on behind the scenes. The 52-year-old actor is currently promoting Allied in China and has made red carpet appearances on behalf of the film; however, Cotillard has been taking on most of the heavy promotional lifting back home.