July 5th, 2012
02:03 PM ET
Considering that Bret Easton Ellis' upcoming film "The Canyons" is expected to involve some steamy scenes, it wouldn't be surprising if the rumor mill churned out gossip about "Canyons" stars Lindsay Lohan and adult actor James Deen becoming intimate.
But Deen, a.k.a. the prolific porn star known for looking like "the guy next door," swears in an interview that he and Lohan have been nothing but professional.
"I don't know anything about her except for that she's a really nice, down-to-earth, normal 25-year-old girl," he said of Lohan, who turned 26 on July 2. "We went to a business dinner and she was very professional. She drank coffee and water. Then she had to call for a car because she couldn't walk ten feet from the door because of the paparazzi."
And according to Deen, their roles in the film aren't even going to be that salacious - certainly not in the way his usual film shoots are.
Any sex and nudity in the script is "all necessary to the story. This is not an adult film. We are not trying to arouse people," Deen says. "If someone does get aroused, well, it happens."
"Canyons," he says, is along the lines of Ellis' earlier works, "American Psycho" and "Less Than Zero": "It's not graphic sex for the sake of graphic sex."
Production on "The Canyons" is expected to begin in Los Angeles on July 9.
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