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Joshua Jackson admits girlfriend Diane Kruger likes him 'looking bad in sex scenes'

Published 08/12/2015 | 13:39

Actors Diane Kruger (L) and husband Joshua Jackson. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
Actors Diane Kruger (L) and husband Joshua Jackson. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
Diane Kruger is in a long-term relationship with Joshua Jackson
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Joshua Jackson poses on the winners walk at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Actors Joshua Jackson (L) and Diane Kruger attend the amfAR's Inspiration Gala
Diane Kruger attends the Chanel Little Black Jacket event on October 29, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 13: Actress Diane Kruger attends Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2013 Installation Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

Diane Kruger is fine with Joshua Jackson having sex with multiple people on camera - as long as he looks suitably "schlubby".

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The German star and US actor have been dating for almost 10 years, so she's had a great deal of time to get used to him being passionate with his co-stars on screen.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Joshua Jackson poses on the winners walk at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Joshua Jackson poses on the winners walk at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

That doesn't mean it's particularly easy for her though, with Joshua revealing his current turn in TV show The Affair has been particularly trying.

"I go home and I'm like, 'Babe, I had a great day today. I had sex with two different women and I felt like it went really well,'" he laughed to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Actors Joshua Jackson (L) and Diane Kruger attend the amfAR's Inspiration Gala
Actors Joshua Jackson (L) and Diane Kruger attend the amfAR's Inspiration Gala

"I think she’s a little conflicted on (them). She’s OK if I look a little schlubby... Keep the good stuff at home."

Ellen then wondered whether Diane might actually like it when Joshua really goes for it while shooting, as it could make others jealous. Seemingly unconvinced, the actor promised to quiz his lady love on the theory when he got home.

NEW YORK - MAY 03: Actress Diane Kruger attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the
NEW YORK - MAY 03: Actress Diane Kruger attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

On a more serious note, the 37-year-old actor explained how hard intimate scenes are to film. He finds them deeply embarrassing, but is aware they are even more difficult for the women involved.

"No it's not (easy). It's just not," he insisted. "(You're) emotionally naked, physically naked, all sorts of naked.

Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger pose on the red carpet at the Mayweather VS. Pacquiao VIP Pre-Fight Party at MGM Grand on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP)
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger pose on the red carpet at the Mayweather VS. Pacquiao VIP Pre-Fight Party at MGM Grand on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP)

"It's one thing for the guys, its awkward certainly. But for women, it puts women in a particularly vulnerable space, so there's all of that stuff that goes into those scenes that you have to work through.

"Here's just the weirdness of a job, a profession where you're like, 'Hi, my name is Josh, we're going to get naked and then we're going to have sex and then we're going to talk about how it feels afterwards. Is that cool? Alright, great let's go.' I mean, that's what I do for a living."

German actress Diane Kruger poses as she arrives for the amfAR 22st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 68th Cannes Film Festival
German actress Diane Kruger poses as she arrives for the amfAR 22st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 68th Cannes Film Festival

In The Affair Joshua plays Cole Lockhart, whose wife Alison (Ruth Wilson) starts a relationship with Noah Solloway (Dominic West).

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson arrive for the premiere of The Host in LA
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson arrive for the premiere of The Host in LA

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