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Netflix star made huge sacrifice to film sex scene with Natalie Portman

Netflix star made huge sacrifice to film sex scene with Natalie Portman

The movie stars Charles Melton, Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman

A Netflix star had to make a whopper of a sacrifice to film a sex scene with Natalie Portman.

A pretty mad sexy film might be shocking viewers at the cinemas alongside the big Willy (Wonka, obviously) at the moment, but there’s another one that’s got people talking.

Another d**k that is, except it’s actually a fake one.

May December has been showing at UK cinemas recently while US viewers already have it on Netflix.

And it’s got a wild storyline about a couple who started ‘dating’ when the lad was just 13 and the woman in her 30s.

The Netflix synopsis reads: “After their relationship ignited a tabloid saga two decades ago, Gracie (Julianne Moore) and Joe (Charles Melton) now lead a seemingly perfect suburban life.

“Their domestic bliss is disrupted when Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a famous television actress, arrives in their tight-knit community to research her upcoming role as Gracie.

"As Elizabeth ingratiates herself into the everyday lives of Gracie and Joe, the uncomfortable facts of their scandal unfurl, causing long-dormant emotions to resurface.

Riverdale's Charles Melton stars in the movie.

“In May December, director Todd Haynes (Safe, Carol) explores one of the great talents of the human species: our colossal refusal to look at ourselves.”

And in a slight spoiler, Melton had to don a prosthetic penis for a mega ‘nine hours’ on set.

Joe and Elizabeth get a little steamy in one scene with his big fake schlong in a clear shot.




But that meant quite the sacrifice for the Riverdale actor who told Variety it got pretty ‘annoying’.

He explained: “There were a few conversations about the prosthetic, regarding what was realistic and what wasn't.

“And I had to wear that prosthetic for nine hours that day. I didn't have anything to drink that morning or the night before. That was an annoying process but still very respectful.”

May December is in UK cinemas.

Portman previously spoke on The Drew Barrymore Show about how one thing she would ‘never do for a role’ is show her boobs.

She added: “I’m always just like, ‘I don’t want my kids to see pictures online’.”

May December has been a hit already, sitting with a decent 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer.

Melton (and his fake d**k) are also tipped to be in with a chance for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars.

One critic wrote: “All the acting here is extraordinary, but there’s a reason why Charles Melton has been picking some early awards hardware for his role as Joe.”

And another echoed: “Anchored by Moore and Portman’s ‘mother-off’ warfare, Melton’s breath-taking performance, and Burch’s expertly toned screenplay, Todd Haynes' May December is remarkable.”

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, Celebrity