The actress admits she made shooting an intimate moment with Michiel Huisman "weirder" than it needed to be because she had no experience and felt very much out of her comfort zone.
"I had never done any sort of sex scene ever," she said during The Hollywood Reporter's "Comedy Actress" roundtable. "He'd been in Game of Thrones, so he'd done all these scenes, and I just had no idea. When they called 'cut,' I'd be hovering over him like I was on a toilet. I'm like, 'I'm not touching anything, I'm not looking at anything.' I didn't know what to do."
"He was like, 'You're acting so weird, you're making this way weirder than it needs to be.' I was totally out of my element."
Kaley wanted her character, Cassie Bowden, to be "complicated," but producers were initially reluctant to go into the depths of her alcoholism because they worried about her not being "likeable" as a result.
"This was a girl, who is an alcoholic, a functioning alcoholic, and the times when she was unable to drink is actually when she starts spiralling. You can't play someone drunk 24/7. But when she's drinking, she gets through work," Kaley adds.
"I have people in my life who function and work and drink all day long. So taking these sips throughout the day is what kept her normal. I was like, 'It's the only way she can survive...' "
"There was a constant conversation of, like, 'Well, she has to be likable'. And I was like, 'We're playing a complicated woman here. Like, not everything is likable, and we can still love her'... I kept pushing, like, 'This girl has a lot of problems and it's OK and we're going to show it and maybe this will reach someone else.' "