Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard played love interests in the upcoming film, Allied, and as fans have seen in the movie’s trailer, they engaged in several steamy sex scenes during production.
Following the release of the thrilling trailer, Cotillard, who engaged in a sex scene with Brad Pitt in the back of a car during a sandstorm in the film, spoke out about the tricky part of her racy scenes with the 52-year-old actor.
“We rehearse and had a very determined choreography, and then it allows you freedom. When you know exactly what your body will do, then you can act and you can be free to give the emotions and give the feelings because you won’t think, ‘What am I going to do next? Am I going to go on top of him?’ It’s an awkward situation,” Cotillard told reporters during a Los Angeles press conference on Sunday, November 13, via Us Weekly magazine.
“We laughed because you need to get it out because this is so weird,” she continued. “And so you get this time of looking at each other and saying, ‘OK, this is so weird.’ And then we go into this and then I’m going on top of you and then we are going to kiss.”
Production on Allied took place earlier this year in London during the time Brad Pitt was married to Angelina Jolie. However, shortly after production, and after months of rumors regarding Brad Pitt’s possible on-set affair with Cotillard, Jolie filed for divorce and requested sole custody of their six kids; Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8.
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As Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard filmed Allied, the actor was forced to learn a bit of French, and while the movie requirement certainly put a ton of pressure on Pitt, Cotillard, 41, did her part in helping him with her native tongue.
“[Brad Pitt] had this commitment to do the best he could, which was really, really impressive, so I helped him by being very tough,” she recalled. “I was very honest with him. But at the same time, I really wanted to support him in this process that I went through, and I know how hard it is.”
Throughout production, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard faced numerous rumors in regard to their potential romance, but for some reason, they chose to stay quiet about the swirling reports. Then, in September, after Jolie filed for divorce, Cotillard was promptly tied to Brad Pitt’s split.
On September 20, one day after Jolie’s filing, a Page Six report claimed Jolie had chosen to end her marriage to Brad Pitt after discovering the actor had been involved in an on-set affair. According to the report, Jolie hired a private investigator after suspecting something was going on between her husband and his co-star and ultimately discovered that something was.
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While Brad Pitt stayed mum on the allegations of an affair, Cotillard chose to address the rumors just hours after Page Six‘s report was shared. In a post to her fans and followers on Instagram, Cotillard denied being involved in Brad Pitt’s divorce and confirmed she was involved in a committed relationship with Guillaume Canet, the father of her young son, 5-year-old Marcel, as well as her unborn child, who is due sometime next year.
For more of Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, check out their film, Allied, when it hits the theaters on November 23.
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