Actors often have to break out of their comfort zones during their work and expand the boundaries of their own ideas of what is and what is not possible. And they must also look natural because there is nothing to be suspected by the viewers. In order to fully dive into a role and be convincing on screen, they have to do some weird and unpleasant things. Very often, this dedication is worth it because people enjoy their films, but sometimes, it is a nightmare for all the participants of the shooting process.
1. Sharon Stone — Basic Instinct
When Sharon Stone spoke of Basic Instinct’s famous scene, she said it changed her life. The thing was that before the final cut, the actress didn’t know what this scene would look like with her uncrossing and crossing her arms. Stone said she was persuaded by director Paul Verhoeven to strip off her clothes, first to demonstrate her character’s dominance over men, and second to attract people’s attention in the next video. The director also told her that no one in this scene would see anything. But the actress was stunned after the premiere, so she didn’t know what to do. Verhoeven was even hit in his face, it’s said.
2. Taylor Lautner — The Twilight Saga
The well-built Twilight Saga Jacob won over the hearts of many women. There were quite a few scenes in the movie where when Taylor Lautner was turning into a giant wolf, he had to reveal his strong body. But the actor himself wasn’t a fan of the idea that before the camera he had to be nearly naked. He said in one of his interviews that if he had a choice, during the shooting he would have preferred never to take off his shirt. Lautner wanted his actions to be more focused on his colleagues and viewers than on his body.
3. Kate Winslet — Titanic
Remember the Titanic scene where Rose comes to Jack asking him to draw her naked? As it turns out, doing this scene was pretty difficult for Kate Winslet because she was a bit ashamed of her body. She also felt awkward when she undressed her friend Leonardo DiCaprio. But, on these naked pictures, many of her fans asked her to sign her name, which made Kate feel incredibly uncomfortable. She even said she refuses to sign these pictures because she is now a mother of three kids and a professional actress.
4. Jim Carrey — Kick-Ass 2
Jim Carrey played a rather unique part for him in 2013— a vigilante in Kick-Ass 2 called Colonel Stars and Stripes. The star later admitted he was very embarrassed of all the violent scenes in which he was involved. Carrey said this level of violence is inappropriate, even though it’s in a movie of comedy action.
5. Natalie Portman — Black Swan
Natalie Portman won a well-deserved Oscar in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan thriller for the ballet dancer’s part. But one of this film’s shots also brings her bad memories. It’s about her and Mila Kunis ‘ sex scene. Portman said in an interview that it was totally crazy because it was close friends with Mila and her. The actress even wanted to hire a double stunt, but in the end, she was able to do it on her own.