OK or not OK?
It’s supposed to be pretend, but there’s still a fallout when cosy c
HISTORY WON’T REPEAT ITSELF
After Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s love
bloomed on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith, the
actor’s not taking any chances, and no
longer does ‘sexy scenes’ with other stars.
‘He’s crazy about [Ange], and she’s the same
way about him,’ a friend of Brad’s says.
MEET MY WIFE
Fergie married a good man in Josh
Duhamel, who keeps love scenes
professional – and even had an ‘awkward’
conversation with Ryan Seacrest before
he filmed romance flick Safe Haven
with Ryan’s now-ex, Julianne Hough.
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co-stars fall for each other
IT’S SAFER IF SHE’S AROUNDHugh Jackman, 44, avoids theawkwardness of filming intimate scenesby introducing his wife, Deborra-LeeFurness, 57, to his female co-stars. ‘WhatI always do on every film is we’ll all goout and have dinner together,’ he says.
difficult in the
racket I’m in’
IT’S PART OF THE GAME
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis’s love
ended last year, and the actor – who is now
dating Amber Heard – recently broke his
silence on relationships in show business:
‘It’s hard. You play it out until it goes…
one thing leads to another,’ he says.
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IT’S PART OF
Jo Lamble says
it’s a career choice
To tell your actor partner
that they are not allowed
to do any on-screen
love scenes is like telling
a gynaecologist that they can’t do any
internal examinations – it’s part of the job.
If the idea of your partner doing a love scene
is too distressing, then that may well be
a deal-breaker because the jealousy and
insecurity will tear the relationship apart.
But on-screen love can definitely remain
platonic. It would be uncomfortable to watch
your partner doing a love scene, and that’s
why it’s important that a lot of empathy
is shown for the uneasy partner. But the
reassurance should not be excessive since
that increases insecurity. As with any couple,
the closer you are and the more supportive
of each other, the easier it is to cope with
your partner’s work – whatever that may
involve. It’s often good for the partner
and on-screen lover to meet because
our imaginations can be very dangerous
– picturing Brad Pitt running off with Angelina
Jolie can trigger serious self-doubt! – but
when we spend time with the person we
are jealous of, our feelings often change.
It’s not OK for actors to
hook up with other actors
on or off screen if they are
married or in a relationship.
Don’t values of integrity, love and trust
apply to everyone? Acting is pretending,
but the unconscious mind doesn’t know
the difference between pretend and
reality. To keep it professional, it’s vital
for the actor to keep in check and remind
themselves that it is just another day
at work and not get caught up in the
story. As the love scenes play out, love
chemicals are released – dopamine and
oxytocin – so naturally actors fall in love.
Studies have found that eye contact for as
little as two minutes can trigger romance
and there’s a whole lot more going on
during a love scene. Clear boundaries
need to be set for a relationship to survive
and the couple also need to increase
the intensity of excitement to keep their
relationship strong. Feelings need to be
protected and relationships treasured.
Take away Tinseltown and celebrities have
the core need for love and connection
– after all, life without love is no life at all.
believes it’s a no-go
These celebrity couples’ obvious on-screen affection spilled into real life… at the expense of others!
THE ONES THAT WENT TOO FAR
After filming 2009’s
Northern Lights, Eddie
Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes
embarked on an affair – while
still married to Brandi
Glanville (below) and Dean
Sheremet (left). Four years
on, the couple are still
‘madly in love,’
He’d been with
Heidi Bivens (inset) for
12 years, but when Justin
Theroux starred alongside
Jennifer Aniston in
Wanderlust, new feelings
Jen insists, ‘Nothing
happened on that
RACHEL & DANIEL
Despite hooking up with Daniel Craig
on 2011’s Dream House and ending her
relationship with Darren Aronofsky (inset),
Rachel Weisz says she trusts her new
hubby with other stars. ‘It’s make-believe
– you’ve got to be flexible,’ she says.
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