Marion Cotillard on Sex Scenes with Brad Pitt: Awkward Process, "Beautiful" Result

"Let's imagine you're in bed and then all those people are watching."

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Adhering to the approved Hollywood script that filming love scenes is super awkward (opens in new tab) and not enjoyable by any means at all ever, Marion Cotillard nonetheless described the finished product—pretend-sexing Brad Pitt during a sandstorm in Allied—as "beautiful."

"Let's imagine, you're with your wife, in bed or anywhere, here, and then all those people are watching," she prompted Stephen Colbert during an appearance on the Late Show. "Yeah, cameras, like 50 people are watching. Do you still find it sexy?"

Hey, he's just trying to fill theaters, as he valiantly reminds her, after emphasizing to the audience that there are *multiple* "beautiful" make-believe copulations in the World War II spy drama. Worth the price of admission alone, don't you think?

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.