Joshua Jackson Teases ‘Fatal Attraction’ Sex Scenes
Jackson also shared his sex scene: “I’ve never had great sex with anyone in my life and then they say, ‘But I don’t want you to see my nipples in the morning.’
Joshua Jackson doesn’t shy away from talking dirty.
The Paramount+ star of “Fatal Attraction” admitted that the erotic psychological thriller hinges on the on-screen sex scenes and his chemistry with co-star Lizzy Caplan.
“Sex scenes are very important because they further strengthen the narrative. You have to believe that these people want to stab each other,” said Jackson a Species cover story.
Jackson stars as married businessman Dan, who begins an affair with the seductively inarticulate Alex, played by Caplan. Michael Douglas and Glenn Close played the respective characters in the 1987 Adrian Lyne film.
Jackson explained that the TV reimagining of “Fatal Attraction” aims to “create something transgressive and animalistic at the beginning, and then as the sex scenes progress, it becomes something sweeter — which is even more transgressive in its own way because it’s married.”
“Fatal Attraction” was produced by Alexandra Cunningham, directed by Silver Tree and Nicole Randall served as the Intimacy Coordinator on set.
“God bless Silver for being amazing and seeing it from a woman’s point of view,” Jackson said. “There are so many ways to tell the story of a sex scene that doesn’t have to be about certain parts of the female body. There are so many ways to give it all without exploiting the female body.”
Jackson added: “One of my favorite things is when two characters have sex and it’s the most amazing sex you’ve ever had. He wakes up in the morning and pulls the sheet over his chest. I’ve never had great sex with someone in my life, and afterwards they say, “But I don’t want you to see my nipples in the morning.”
Co-star Caplan agreed, saying, “We’ve both had experiences where you don’t have that connection with your co-star, and it’s a little bit heartbreaking. So we were very much on the same page.” Caplan noted that she and Jackson were “very open” about the specifics of their intimate moments on screen, with Caplan calling Jackson the epitome of “true feminism” when it came to being comfortable, especially after giving birth.
Jackson joked that his real-life wife, actress Jodie Turner-Smith, was “not nervous” about his erotic scenes.
“The sex scenes themselves, Jodie actually enjoys them. It’s weird that he’s like a voyeur. So this works! If that’s your thing, great,” Jackson said.
The Paramount+ series premieres on April 30.
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