Matt Damon: Michael Douglas is a wonderful kisser
December 14th, 2012
05:35 PM ET

Matt Damon: Michael Douglas is a wonderful kisser

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."

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  1. JustineGain

    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.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JGN

    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.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. roberto vonabelli

    i guess this is a politically correct post

    December 17, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. She's is going to bore us until we dye...

    shut off

    December 17, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tool Danielle

    People have work to ddear

    December 17, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ronnie

    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?

    December 17, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hollywood

    Matty, i am ashamed of you. I feel sorry for your entire family. What a sickening role to play.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. bernadette dodson

    Well, since you're both straight men, I would have perferred you to have used stand-ins. Even art done tastefully can be ugh!

    December 17, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. joepub

    don't worry Matt, I'll change the chanel.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. straight as an arrow

    So Matt tells us what a great kisser Matt Michael is? sounds like he enjoys getting it on with the Boyz! hollywood fruitcake...

    December 17, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. F ix in Tx

    I walks rhe streets at night to please big daddy Charlie Crack

    December 17, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. F ix in Tx

    I'm a w h ore

    December 17, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. june d

    no matter matt..i admire you...

    December 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. reposted. Matt's wife has to put a spell on her husband

    so they will stay married friends cannot comprehend cousin just said.


    December 16, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. Matt's wife has to put a spell on her husband

    so they wills married friends cannot comprehend cousin just said.


    December 16, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. mz

    Matt – Unless you're hunting that wascally wabbit, stay away from the shaved head.

    December 16, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  17. Don't vomit dear

    take pepto

    December 15, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  18. kirk

    Broke back piano lessons huh? excuse me while i vomit

    December 15, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |

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