A Hollywood megastar spilled this shocking secret about movie love scenes

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Intimate scenes have been part of the movies for generations.

Actors portray intimate moments while they realize an entire crew is watching and ticket buyers will be munching on popcorn when they see this on the big screen.

And a Hollywood megastar spilled this shocking secret about movie love scenes.

Michael Douglas says the Me Too movement ruined movie love scenes

Michael Douglas is one of Hollywood’s legendary leading men.

In his time, Douglas filmed love scenes for movies like Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct.

And in an interview with Radio Times, he bemoaned the fact that today’s woke culture makes love-making scenes ridiculous thanks to the intimacy coordinators that now populate movie sets.

“I’m past the age where I’ve got to worry about that. But it’s interesting with all the intimacy coordinators,” Douglas began.

He cited the deserved outrage over the conduct of on-set producers and directors who harassed women.

“It feels like executives taking control away from filmmakers — but there have been some terrible faux pas and harassment,” Douglas added.

Disgraced former producer Harvey Weinstein went to jail for rape.

Director Brett Rattner – who directed the Rush Hour series and X-Men: The Last Stand – faced accusations of sexual assault and harassment from actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge before fleeing to Israel.

Douglas explains the differences in love scenes in today’s Hollywood

Movie sets have long had stunt and fight scene coordinators on set.

Douglas revealed that in today’s movie industry, love scenes are just as scripted as fight scenes.

This was far different than when he was at the peak of his popularity.

Douglas explained his approach to a love scene would be to talk it through with his female co-star to make sure she was ok with every move he was going to make.

That way – Douglas added – the scene looked natural and the actress never felt taken advantage of.

“[These] scenes are like fight scenes, it’s all choreographed. In my experience, you take responsibility as the man to make sure the woman is comfortable, you talk it through. You say, ‘OK, I’m gonna touch you here if that’s all right’. It’s very slow but looks like it’s happening organically, which is hopefully what good acting looks like,” Douglas stated.

He said he was sure some actors got too handsy, but he said this reputation would have followed them and actresses wouldn’t work on a movie if they were cast in a role that required intimacy.

“I’m sure there were people that overstepped their boundaries, but before, we seemed to take care of that ourselves. They would get a reputation and that would take care of them,” Douglas added.

Douglas said the women he starred with in movies that required intimate scenes could only laugh now at the prospect of an “intimacy coordinator” walking them through a love scene like they were basketball players walking through the play a coach would call during practice.

“But I talked to the ladies, [because] I did a few of those [intimate] movies . . . and we joke about it now, what it would have been like to have an intimacy coordinator working with us,” Douglas concluded.

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