Nicholas Hoult found filming sex scenes in new TV show ‘very difficult’

Actor was unable to look at his co-star in certain takes

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Monday 25 May 2020 10:00
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Nicholas Hoult has said he found filming sex scenes for his new TV show “very difficult”.

The British actor, 30, admitted he struggled to get through them without bursting into laughter.

Hoult appears in TV series The Great as Peter III, the husband of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning).

“They’re very difficult to do because they are very, very funny, and just ridiculous,” Hoult told Variety and iHeart podcast The Big Ticket.

He added thatm because of the comedic nature of the sex scenes in The Great, he was unable to look at his co-star in certain takes.

“Add the sprinkle of hilarity on top of that and it becomes, yeah, very difficult not to start giggling. And I giggle a lot. So that was trouble for me.’

He continued: “It just makes me go and then I’m like, ‘Right Elle, I can’t look at you for the next take, I’m afraid. So I’m just going to kind of slightly just look just left of your eyeball and now I’ll focus there and maybe then I won’t laugh so much.”’

Last week, Deadline announced that Hoult had dropped out of the villain role in Mission: Impossible 7 due to scheduling conflicts caused by the pandemic. He has been replaced by Esai Morales.

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