It’s hard to act sexy 24/7, or at least that’s what we’ve garnered from Jonathan Rhys Meyer’s confession that sex scenes aren’t always fun. With the titular role in new series Dracula and lead of The Tudors-a vamped up version of history with more focus on doing “it” than fact-the Cork native has had plenty of experience strutting his stuff with a lady friend or two in front of the camera, all for narrative progression of course.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, the actor said “Well listen, you try it a few times. I’m telling you, you do two days of shooting sex scenes on a film set, you’ll be exhausted after it. You’ll get back to your partner, you won’t wanna touch them. You’ll be like, ‘I just wanna have a bath’. Every day was a new naked girl, so it became run-of-the-mill that I would end up in bed with some actress during the afternoon”.
When jokingly asked if he wore lucky underwear to these scenes, he answered “I don’t have any lucky underpants. I’m never wearing underpants when I do those sex scenes. I’m always half naked. Sex scenes, first of all, are very easy to do, because you’re usually given somebody to work with who is very beautiful and attractive, so that makes it much easier”.