But while rubbing your naked bits against another person’s naked bits in front of a camera crew will probably never not be awkward for actors, that was the least of Idris Elba’s concerns while filming an intimate scene with his 42-year-old co-star in their upcoming film, The Mountain Between Us.
On tour promoting the film which sees Winslet’s and Elba’s characters stranded among some remote, snow-covered mountains after a tragic plane crash, the actors discussed the very unsexy mechanics behind making a sexy scene.
One of which, well, for Elba at least, included insisting Winslet keep her socks on during the deed.
“‘Keep your socks on’,” the actress told The Graham Norton Show, recalling the strange request her 45-year-old co-star made in regards to her clothes, or lack thereof.
“I’m like, keep my socks on? Everything else is off. What’s with the socks?” He was like, ‘I got a foot thing.’”