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Sandra Bullock has described filming a scene in the nude alongside Ryan Reynolds for the 2009 film The Proposal, and it sounds like it might have become pretty awkward at times, particularly when Reynolds’ bits fell out at one stage.
Bullock and Reynolds starred alongside one another in the romantic comedy, in which Reynolds played a struggling assistant who ended up marrying his boss, played by Bullock.
However, along the way they had to film one particularly raunchy scene in which both actors were completely naked.
Well, not completely naked as it turned out.
Speaking recently on the About Last Night podcast, Bullock told host Adam Ray: “Ryan and I have known each other since we were prepubescent. We go way, way, way back,
“We had to do the naked scene that day and... we had a closed set, which means no one's allowed to be on there, just hair and makeup coming in to fluff and hide,
“Ryan and I have these flesh-coloured things stuck to our privates, my hair is strategically over the nipples and Ryan's little — not little, at all!
“It's just whatever's there, and I don't know because I didn't see it, I didn't look!”
She also explained that the Deadpool star’s dangly bits had been ‘stuck wherever it needed to be stuck’.
That’s good, then.
The scene apparently took ages to film, and Bullock went on to describe how they weren’t kept in the most comfortable of positions throughout.
She said: “When they'd say cut, we couldn't really move.
“He was on his back with his knees up, and I'm on the floor just sort of resting on his knees, just waiting, and you don't wanna look and we couldn't really move,”
Unfortunately, mistakes do happen, and one was pointed out on set by the director, Anne Fletcher.
Bullock continued: “Then, I hear Anne Fletcher from the darkness go, ‘Ryan, we can see your ball sack!’ I'm like, ‘Oh God!’ because you wanna look down but I'm like, ‘Don't look down. Don't look down.’
“Everyone in the darkness spun around to see if they could find a monitor. I was like, ‘Anne, there's a way to present that information…’”
Still, it was all OK.
“But in friendship, you just didn't care; it wasn't my business to look, it's just there, and then Anne just bringing everyone's focus to that area,” Bullock said.
As for Reynolds, she said he was ‘just so cool, unflappable.’
“He is unflappable,” she added.
In the end, the scene achieved the goals that she set out for it, as Bullock stated that she only agreed to film nude for the comedy effect.
“I was like, ‘I will do this naked scene only if I can be humiliated and funny.’ You will not see me trying to attempt being sexy naked — in real life or onscreen. There's just no point in it!” she explained.
“It was for that reason, with a friend that you trusted comedically, and safety-wise I knew I was in the presence of safety.”
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