Jessica Alba is getting real about what it’s really like for actors to film love scenes — and why she needs the help of tequila to do it. In a recent interview on The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Product, Alba, and her husband, Cash Warren, a film producer, discussed why it’s been helpful to have a partner “who understands” the Hollywood industry.
“What’s nice about having a partner who understands the business… is that he understands what it takes to do it,” Alba shared. “I’m working 16 hours a day, it’s not glamorous, it’s pretty intense.” Warren, then joked that filming sex scenes is one part of his wife’s job that he doesn’t understand. “The one part of the business I don’t fully understand is that there’s no way hooking up with someone else is not fun,” he said. “She’s always like, ‘Oh there’s so many people around, the director’s there.’ But you’re still having fun, that dude’s a stud… there’s no way you’re not gonna enjoy hooking up with him.”
“I would have to have a shot of tequila,” podcast host Lauryn Evarts Bostick said after Alba explained all of the negative aspects of filming intimate scenes — including that they can sometimes take 15 or 16 hours to film. “I do have to,” Alba replied. “I’m gonna say I’m unprofessional, 100 percent. Because I feel like really good entertainment people don’t have to do that.” She continued, “Sometimes it’s days and days of the same thing, and you have to recreate that moment every time, recreate the peak of your intimacy from this angle and that angle and this angle and that angle,” she continued. “And by the way — everyone’s right here! Nothing about it is alone in the room.”