Meg Ryan coached for When Harry Met Sally orgasm scene by male director Rob Reiner
Ryan's first nervous attempts at the famous movie scene were a 'little tepid'
Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm in Eighties rom-com When Harry Met Sally is among the most memorable movie scenes ever. But, as it turns out, the actress enlisted help faking female pleasure - from a man.
Scroll to watch video clip
Director Rob Reiner has revealed that Ryan was “nervous” on set in front of extras and crew members. So, he stepped in to give her tips on how to do a realistic impression of sexual climax.
When Harry insists that no woman has ever had to fake enjoyment with him, Sally sets out to prove that he wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, in the middle of a packed diner.
“The first few times we did it, (Ryan) did it kind of weak,” Reiner told The Huffington Post. “It was a little tepid. I said: ‘Look, let me show you want I want’ after a few takes that weren’t so good.
“I sat down opposite Billy (Crystal, who played Harry) and I’m sitting there and I’m pounding the table and going yes, yes, yes - I’m doing the whole thing. Meg then did way better.”
Reiner then felt embarrassed as he remembered that his mother was present during the rehearsal. It was she whom uttered the famous line: ‘I’ll have what she’s having’.
The classic 1989 movie that asked the timeless question - can men and women really ever just be best friends? - will celebrate its 25th anniversary on 14 July.
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 2 The awkward moment Sarah Palin raised $25,000 for Hillary Clinton's election campaign
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope
The Jump 2015 line-up: Joey Essex, Mike Tindall, Jodie Kidd and co take to the slopes
Heavy metal producer's corpse to be mutilated by models as per his dying wish
Game of Thrones, season 5: Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson is all for more male nudity – as long as he can keep his clothes on
Thrill of the chaste: The truth about Gandhi's sex life
Martin Scorsese 'in shock' after death on set of new film Silence
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures