My Secret Sex Scene Technique? Just Start off by Apologising. ASHTON KUTCHER ON FILMIN NG NAKED.. AND KEEPING IT ROMANTIC WITH DEMI
Byline: ADAM LEE-POTTER
THEIRS is one of the most rock-solid marriages in Hollywood.
Despite the 16-year age gap and the weeks apart while filming, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are still besotted with each other eight years after they first met.
And perhaps that's just as well, given the steamy romps Ashton took part in for his latest film No Strings Attached.
The adult-rated movie is the ex-Calvin Klein model's hottest yet, full of nudity and flirtatious dialogue.
He plays a man who embarks on a sex-only relationship with a close friend, played by actress-ofthe-moment Natalie Portman. But despite his sultry co-star, Ashton says he found filming tough going.
"I was shooting so many sex scenes I was getting tired of it," he says. "I never thought that anything related to sex would be something I'd get tired of!
"You're there and you're doing the scene and you're like, 'Do we have to shoot another sex scene? "You're always waiting, wondering when the word 'cut' is going to be said. 'How far are we taking this? Are they going to call cut?' "The director would come back and say, 'I think you need to orgasm sooner.' So your male machismo is like 'No, no, no. It would take me much longer than this.' I'm sure that every actor says it, but it's always slightly more complicated than it is in real life."
Ashton, 32, reveals he had a secret sex scene technique for the movie... which he learned from acting legend Sir Laurence Olivier.
"I just start by apologising," he says. "When in doubt, use Sir Laurence. He said something like 'I apologise if I get aroused and I apologise if I do not get aroused' and you have to say it with the accent.
"But there's sort of always that kind of awkward state of like, 'Is this OK? Is that OK?' Then in between it's like, 'Let's act like nothing happened', and then you see how good an actor you are."
When it comes to his real life with Demi, Ashton says there is no secret at all to their success.
"At the end of the day, I think it's about the right wife - finding somebody who is the right one." he laughs.
Demi, 48, is clearly the right one for Ashton. She had just turned 40 when they met and he was a rising star of 25 most famous for his model looks and string of starlet lovers.
They wed five years ago but still behave like love-struck teenagers, posting saucy pictures of each other on the internet and Tweeting soppy love messages.
But he admits he does have to work at maintaining their spark.
"I'm constantly reminding myself, no matter how amazing my relationship is, keep working on it. Things can always get better, even when it's going great.
"I think romance sort of coincides with effort. Recently, I was working in another country and I had one day off. So I flew home to see my girl for an hour and then turned around and went back.
"You can fall flat on your face but, as long as you're making a great effort, I think it comes off as romantic.
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Publication information: Article title: My Secret Sex Scene Technique? Just Start off by Apologising. ASHTON KUTCHER ON FILMIN NG NAKED.. AND KEEPING IT ROMANTIC WITH DEMI. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Sunday Mirror (London, England). Publication date: January 16, 2011. Page number: 36. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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