'There was an energy I haven't experienced in any other sex scene' - Rachel McAdams on love scene with Rachel Weisz
They play former lovers in Disobedience
Rachel McAdams experienced an "energy" she's never felt before during her sex scene with Rachel Weisz in Disobedience.
They play former lovers who are reunited after the death of one of their parents.
McAdams (39) has had sex scenes with Hollywood's hottest hunks including Ryan Gosling in The Notebook and Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw, but her intimate scenes with the 48-year-old star in the drama were different.
She told Entertainment Weekly: “Often, you’re trying to decide if it’s gratuitous or not.
“But this scene felt so integral to the plot and moving the story forward. The characters need this release to open up … There was energy to that scene that I haven’t experienced in any other sex scenes [with men] in my career.”
Weisz - who recently announce she is expecting her first child with husband Daniel Craig - also acted as producer on the movie and she told Lelio she didn't want her character to have an orgasm because Eti's is so important to the story, as it signals her finally feeling comfortable as a lesbian.
She said, "My character [originally] had an orgasm, too, but I had to agree as a producer, even though it was a very good orgasm, it wasn’t as good for the story as Esti’s.
“In that moment, Esti’s orgasm is both a sexual release and a metaphorical release to freedom, it’s like she’s free to find out who she really is.”
Disobedience opens in the US this weekend but will not release in the UK and Ireland until September.