Friday 19 October 2018

'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 and Rachel Weisz in Disobedience
Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz in Disobedience

Bang Showbiz

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.

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience
Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience

“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.

Read more: Rachel McAdams: Often you’re asking yourself is this sex scene gratuitous?

Rachel Weisz on playing Clare Crowhurst and her latest role opposite Rachel McAdams in Disobedience 

Online Editors

Entertainment Newsletter

Going out? Staying in? From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered.

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment

Back to top