Sebastian Stan has been making his rounds recently with interviews and questions surrounding his latest two movies, Captain America: Civil War and The Bronze. In case you don’t know, Stan plays Bucky in Civil War, just as he did in Captain America: The First Avenger and Winter Soldier.
The Bronze centers around Hope (Melissa Rauch), and her former glory when she won a bronze medal while suffering an injury. It’s been over a decade since the height of her career, but she still feeds off of it while living with her dad and soaking up any remnants of her celebrity status that she has left. As for Stan, he portrays Lance, a former star gymnast himself, clinging onto whatever youthfulness he has left.
Hope is then promised a profitable inheritance if she trains an up-and-coming gymnast. It’s then that she finds herself thrown back into her old world on in the sights of Lance (Sebastian Stan). Like Hope, Stan is a former star who still craves the spotlight. As coach of the women’s national team, Lance rekindles the once lost romance with Hope. The romance is at its peak during a ridiculous sex scene that answers a decades old question — how do gymnasts do it?
Den of Geek recently spoke to Stan about the unique sex scene.
“Let’s talk about the sex scene in the movie. It was obviously a show stopper. How was that done? Were there doubles involved?” Stan was asked.
“We had doubles… Bryan allowed me to do, I want to say, about 80 percent of it. It was a lot of fun. It was also one of the first scenes I shot. So it was like, ‘Well, I guess I’m going to get to know the crew right now.’ “
He added, “You’re really self-conscious about every single angle and on what camera that may end up, so to speak. The idea was to make what was in the script, and what was in the script was the most epic, elaborate, crazy, bizarre gymnastics sex scene that was ever written. And that was what we were going for.”
According to Vulture, the sex scene, one that Melissa Rauch and her husband co-wrote, consists of the most unimaginable twisting, cart-wheeling, and vaulting bedroom moves ever seen on TV.
Apparently, Melissa’s husband, Winston, wasn’t just on board with the scene, but encouraged it.
“Oh, Winston was so game throughout,” Rauch shared with Vulture recently in Los Angeles. “Anything for the sake of the movie! He would even be like, ‘I think we should do another take of that.’ ”
Rauch also gave her side of the scene. “We wrote it as ‘the most crazy epic gymnastic sex scene ever,’ said Rauch. “It really was a porno script, essentially. But Sebastian was so fantastic and he went for so much of it. He could have just said, ‘Have my body double do it,’ and instead he came to set in his robe and said, ‘Okay, let’s do this.’ ”
In another interview by Collider, Stan admitted that the sex scene “is probably what shooting porn would be like.” He also stated that the scene was shot on day three, so while joking with the crew members about camera angles during the scene, he got to know everyone on set rather fast.
According to Just Jared, the on-screen duo, Stan and Rauch, stepped out for a screening of The Bronze at the Metrograph in New York City. Stan and Rauch were joined by co-stars Cecilia Strong, Haley Lu Richardson, Thomas Middleditch, and his wife, Mollie Gates.
The Bronze is an R-rated comedy directed by Bryan Buckley and is now playing in limited release. As for Stan’s other upcoming film, Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
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