The Town, a thriller drama starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, and Blake Lively, was a box office triumph in 2010. The sensual scenes between Lively and Affleck, apart from the plotline and gripping performances, was another reason why fans went to see the film. In the film, Affleck portrayed the character of Doug Macray, and Lively played Krista Coughlin, Macray’s ex-girlfriend.
The 35-year-old actress was taken aback on the first day of filming for her film The Town when she was told she had to film an s*x scene with Affleck on the first day of the shoot.
Blake Lively says s*x scene with Ben Affleck was awkward for her
When it comes to filming steaming sequences in front of a camera, Blake Lively is not a shy butterfly. The actress is bold and beautiful, but during the first day of her filming for the movie The Town, Lively had to perform an intimate scene with Ben Affleck. The Gossip Girl actress felt awkward and uncomfortable on the first day, as she didn’t expect that a s*x scene would be her first task with the 50-year-old actor. While talking about filming a steamy scene with Jennifer Lopez’s current husband, Lively said,
“The sex scene was really awkward. It was my first day, so thank you for that. I guess it was good to break the ice.”
Affleck, who was also the director of the movie, described Lively as very poised and mature during the whole filming of the s*x scene. Ryan Reynolds, Lively’s husband, once said that people often confuse him with Affleck. He said in an interview people ask him how is Jennifer Lopez. During an interview, Reynolds said,
“There’s a pizza place in the East Village in New York that I’ve been going to for years. They believe I’m Ben Affleck and I’ve never corrected them. I feel it would not go over well if I revealed. I do everything normal like everybody else. They just think I’m Ben Affleck and they’ll ask how J.Lo is and I’m like, ‘great, good.’ I get the pizza and off I go.”
Reynolds joked that he doesn’t want to correct people for some reason and lets them believe that he is the Gone Girl actor.
Ben Affleck gave advice to Blake Lively once
As Lively was one of the young actresses in the industry when she was working with and under Affleck in The Town, she asked the Air actor for career advice. The 35-year-old actress shared what her director and co-star from the film said to her.
“I asked Ben Affleck for a great piece of advice from a director. He told me, ‘Your movie will speak to you, listen to it. I apply in every aspect of my life.”
Since she starred in the movie The Town opposite Affleck and Jeremy Renner, she was offered many great projects after that.
Currently, Blake Lively is busy filming for her upcoming feature It Ends With Us.