The Memento actor opened up about shooting sex scenes with Kate Winslet for the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, stating that while he did not find the scenes themselves to be difficult, he found it awkward to tell his wife about them afterwards.
"Doing the scenes was easy - going home to my wife afterwards was the tricky bit," the 43-year-old told Radio Times. "But she said if it had to be with anyone, she's glad it was with Kate Winslet."
Pearce previously said that he finds sex scenes to be embarrassing, claiming that though they can be "great fun", they are uncomfortable as well.
In early April, Pearce described his on-screen sex scenes with Winslet as "naughty", confessing that he never found it easy to get naked in front of the camera.
Winslet reportedly insisted on not having her breasts show in Mildred Pierce. In 2006, the actress admitted that she hates shooting sex scenes.
Mildred Pierce airs on Saturday at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.
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