January 6th, 2010
12:33 PM ET
There's only one semi-sexy scene in James Cameron's blockbuster "Avatar," but what couldn't be shown in theaters you'll be able to watch in the privacy of your own home.
Cameron admitted in a recent group interview that "Avatar" did have a sex scene between Zoe Saldana's Neytiri, a Na’vi, and the avatar of Sam Worthington's character, Jake Sully, but he cut it out in favor of a PG-13 rating.
"That [scene] will be something for the special edition DVD, if you want to see how they have sex," Cameron said.
(If you haven't seen the movie and absolutely detest spoilers, stop reading now.)
Instead of doing more R-rated moves, the two blue aliens spend a few sultry minutes intensely staring and sharing a Hollywood kiss before the film jumps to the morning after.
The scene could leave some people scratching their heads, since it's unclear how, exactly, the Na'vi mate. The aliens wear clothing in the same areas humans do when hitting a public beach, but they could be as anatomically correct as Barbie and Ken dolls. And where do those tails go?
For the last question, at least, Saldana had a probable answer.
"If you sync to your banshee and you're syncing to a tree, why not sync into a person? I almost feel like you'll have the most amazing orgasm, I guess," she said in the interview. "It was a very funny scene to shoot because there were so many technical things that sometimes you have to keep in mind that paying attention to all those might disrupt the fluidity of how a scene is supposed to take place."
She added that because Cameron wanted to keep a tween-friendly rating, they "couldn't move in certain directions. The motion would look a little too past the PG-13 rating standards. So it was really funny for Sam and me. We had a lot of giggles there."
Here's hoping that extra DVD scene will be just as hilarious.
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