Five Surprising Confessions We Coaxed From The Cast Of Winter's Tale

By Kristy Puchko 2014-02-14 10:41:20discussion comments
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No, Riding A Pretend Pegasus Is The Worst
After Goldsman assured us the performance pressure of sex scenes makes them an unenviable business, Farrell was quick to correct him. "I donít know that I agree. I really donít." Having won laughs from the press, he continued carefully, "Maybe thatís awfully sleazy and cheap of me, but itís not that I get personal kicks or gratification from them, but I do think that human touch in whatever form it comes in--as long as that form is one that is mutually compassionate and respectful--is a really gorgeous thing. So, while it is an atmosphere of absolute artifice and itís not romantic and itís never going to be sexy, if two people who are involved in it are on the same page and taking care of each other, there are worse days in the office."

For Farrell that worse day at the office involved straddling barrel-painted green and meant to play stand-in for the flying white horse his character rides throughout Manhattan. "No altitude sickness or fear of heights involved, because I was actually in a green screen studio, sitting on a barrel," he recalled, "It was one of the more mortifying experiences, and Iíd it take way after Iíd choose a love scene."
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