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Aug 09

Article courtesy The Evening Standard: Toni Collette has admitted that she had to learn how to make sex scenes look “real” for her forthcoming role in the BBC’s raunchiest drama yet. Wanderlust, led by Colette and Steven Mackintosh, features sex scenes, drug use and masturbation throughout its six episodes. The two stars admitted that they were initially nervous about shooting the scenes but Colette explained that the content soon no longer fazed her, adding that it’s a “very lifelike show”. Collette said: “It’s a part of life. It’s a very lifelike show. It’s nice for it be out in the open. I mean, Jesus. I think I got quite used to it! “You can’t half halfheartedly act sexual scenes, you have to make it feel real, because you can tell when you’re watching something if it’s not energetic. “So, I was nervous at first but it’s such a part of Joy and Alan trying to find a way of making their relationship sustainable and I guess the more steeped I was in the story the easier it became, to be honest. “By the end of it, I had no concerns about it, it was just these people and what they were going through.” Wanderlust, set to air this autumn, follows Collette’s character Joy Richards as she tries to save her fast-failing marriage to Alan, played by Mackintosh, after a cycling accident leaves them reassessing their romance. Speaking alongside Collette, Luther star Mackintosh, added: “I agree. Of course, I was incredibly nervous to start with.

“But I think with sex on TV, when I watch something, sometimes I’m taken out of the story and I feel like I’m suddenly watching two actors in an explicit scene rather than characters. “I feel with this, it’s so intrinsically part of it and the way Nick writes the awkwardness, the fumbling, the moments in between, that’s what takes the curse out of all of that. “It’s really rooted in these people trying to figure things out, and that feels completely real for me.”