Matt Damon and Michael Douglas get to know each other intimately well in their TV movie, "Behind the Candelabra," and Damon can confidently say that Douglas knows what he's doing when it comes to kissing.
Douglas portrays the famous entertainer Liberace, while Damon portrays his partner, Scott Thorson. Although the 42-year-old actor says he typically wouldn't go for a role encompassing nudity, this was an exception.
"I mean, it's tastefully done," Damon tells Playboy magazine. "But this movie's not going to be for everyone."
If you're looking for a "beautiful and relatable" script, though, watch for "Behind the Candelabra's" premiere date on HBO.
"These two men were deeply in love and in a real relationship—a marriage—long before there was gay marriage. That’s not an insignificant thing. ... Their conversations when they’re dressing or undressing or having a spat or getting ready for bed? That’s every marriage," Damon said. "It feels like you’re witnessing something really intimate you would normally see with a man and a woman, but instead it’s two men, which was thrilling. There’s stuff I think will make people uncomfortable. Great. It's HBO - they can change the channel."
When it came time for Damon and Douglas to film more intimate scenes, such as when Damon needs to exit a pool and go straddle Douglas and start kissing him, the two actors prepared it "like a football plan," he said.
When Playboy asked about Douglas' performance, Damon responded with a laugh, "Michael was a wonderful kisser."
In the end, his "concerns ended up mattering a lot less once we were filming. The dynamic between the men was complex and interesting. Liberace was very powerful and adored, a great showman making $50,000 a week doing his act in Vegas. Scott was much younger and grew up in foster homes, so there was a lot to play."
Look people, why does it matter if he is gay or not? It's his choice, not yours. And for all you know, it was only acting... So stop being biggots.
Ha ha, listen to all the frightened 'straight' men and women posting their 'yuck that's so terrible' comments. Better to ask yourself what you are so very afraid of.
i guess this is a politically correct post
People have work to ddear
So many hateful anti-gay comments here and yet the headline of this article told you exactly what its about. If you find the subject so offensive why did you read it?
freedom of speech
Matty, i am ashamed of you. I feel sorry for your entire family. What a sickening role to play.
Well, since you're both straight men, I would have perferred you to have used stand-ins. Even art done tastefully can be ugh!
don't worry Matt, I'll change the chanel.
So Matt tells us what a great kisser Matt Michael is? sounds like he enjoys getting it on with the Boyz! hollywood fruitcake...
I walks rhe streets at night to please big daddy Charlie Crack
I'm a w h ore
no matter matt..i admire you...
so they will stay together....my married friends cannot comprehend this...haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....my cousin just said.
STAY DRUNK MATT
so they wills together....my married friends cannot comprehend this...haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....my cousin just said.
Matt – Unless you're hunting that wascally wabbit, stay away from the shaved head.
Broke back piano lessons huh? excuse me while i vomit
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