March 14, 2009 04:32:26 GMT
Playing young Salvador Dali in 'Little Ashes', Robert Pattinson shares what it feels like to have his first sex scene with another man, dubbing it to be more difficult than he'd anticipated.
Having to do a sex scene with his male co-star for "Little Ashes", Robert Pattinson admits that he struggled for the open set intimate shots. Revealing the matter in the April issue of GQ magazine, the "Twilight" hottie shares, "I was kind of crossing lines of what I thought I was comfortable doing. I had to do all this naked stuff."
"And here I am, with Javier [Beltran], who plays Lorca, doing an extremely hard-core sex scene, where I have a nervous breakdown afterward," the 22-year-old furthermore recalls the time he has to shoot the raunchy scene, "and because we're both straight, what we were doing seemed kind of ridiculous." He then added, "There's all these gay sex scenes. And y'know, I haven't even done a sex scene with a girl, in my whole career."
Though confessing of being ready on doing "something weird", Pattinson still finds it hard to do the naked scene in an open set. "Trying to do it doggie-style. Trying to have a nervous breakdown while doing it doggie-style," he says. "And it wasn't even a closed set. There were all these Spanish electricians giggling to themselves."
"Little Ashes" is set against the backdrop of Fascist Spain in 1922. It follows the love affair between Salvador Dali and poet Federico Garcia Lorcathree. Taking its title from Salvador Dali's 1927-28 painting Cenicitas, it stars Robert Pattinson as Dali, Javier Beltran as Federico Garcia Lorca and Matthew McNulty as Luis Bunuel. This drama film from director Paul Morrison has been premiered at the 16th annual Raindance film festival in London back in October. It will get its limited U.S. release on May 8.