Joshua Jackson admits girlfriend Diane Kruger likes him 'looking bad in sex scenes'
Diane Kruger is fine with Joshua Jackson having sex with multiple people on camera - as long as he looks suitably "schlubby".
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.
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.
"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.
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.
"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."
In The Affair Joshua plays Cole Lockhart, whose wife Alison (Ruth Wilson) starts a relationship with Noah Solloway (Dominic West).