Live By Night actress Sienna Miller had to shoot multiple marathon sex scenes with Ben Affleck, who also directed the movie, which left the actress in tears after a point. In an interview to E! Online, she opened up about the whole thing, calling the relationship she shares with Ben ‘sibling’ like.
Ben and I are like brother and sister, thank god, so there was no awkwardness. There was just a lot of stupid giggling. He’s very professional – I am not, but he is. In that environment, it was a cool scene. There was a montage in the script saying we did it everywhere: in the car, in the bar… I was like, ‘That’s an entire day of just love scenes! Okay. How do we do this? Obviously, by the time nine hours of it has gone past, I was shaking with tears running down my face. I mean, I can’t tell you – but you have to laugh. Ben is just professional. It is what it is.
She then said that at one point, Ben told the movie’s director of photography, to ‘keep rolling’ so that they can film the same sex scenes a few times, without any cuts.
I was like, ‘Okay, obviously Joe Coughlin is a real performer.’ This happened three times, and by the third, I (finally said), ‘Are you joking?’ And then I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re trying to tell people, Ben, about your sexual prowess – your abilities.’It turns out that he was just giving himself options without cutting.’But to me, it was the funniest thing. I was like, ‘No one can do what you’re doing, the marathon love scene.’
Must be awkward!