She’s been in quite a few love-making scenes, but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t awkward. Kate Winslet discussed her sex scene with Idris Elba in their upcoming film The Mountain Between Us, and it sounds like the grimacing emoji. (Idris Elba diehards, brace yourselves.)
Winslet joked about the scene to E! News, and even mentioned that at one point, she was helping the director, Hany Abu-Assad, out a little bit. (Since we’re guessing that the only thing more awkward than starring in a sex scene is directing a sex scene.)
Yes. Even when it’s Elba that you’re sharing the scene with. In fact, Elba was even more worried about the scene since he hasn’t been a part of as many as Winslet. The two admitted that when filming scenes like that, you kind of have to “dive straight in,” since hey — it’s part of the job.
Luckily, Elba noted that having Winslet on set definitely helped his anxiety a bit.
You might remember that Winslet was part of one of the steamiest love scenes of all time — with Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic.
And as you probably know, the two have maintained an incredible connection off set as well, so many years later.
So hey — even if it seems awkward, who knows? A beautiful, lifelong friendship might blossom between Elba and Winslet based on the shared experience.