I think that sometimes we get to make films that sort of open things up and make things that people can talk about.
So all the really successful, happy relationships that I know of, the people that are together are friends, anyways.
And I don’t know that sex always has to have feelings, but I think that friendship always does. So, did you do anything to make her feel more at ease, or did you just tease her mercilessly and punk her? Kutcher: I learned more from Natalie in one day of being on set together than I can ever possibly teach her in a billion years.
So if you’re friends you’re going to have feelings of some sort, some layer, some level of like a deeper feeling. She may not have done a rom-com before, but she’s done so much work on so many different levels.
I mean, I even watch ‘Garden State’ or something like that, that’s comedic in and of itself, but also is true, specific organic performances.
We have so much separation between feeling, and the emotional and the physical side of sex. Yes, condoms were fake used in the fake sex scenes in this movie.
Kutcher: I think there’s so much that’s not said about sex in our country. And I do a lot of work on human trafficking and I connect a lot with girls that come up and end up in this trade, if you will, and partially because of a lack of education about sex in the country.
They talked about working together, doing improv, do they really think friendship can survive sex without feelings, what is it really like to film sex scenes, and a lot more. You know, I think that romance sort of coincides with effort, so you can fall flat on your face, but as long as you’re making a great effort I think it comes off as romantic.
Hit the jump to either read a transcript or listen to the audio: Portman: You’re like, ‘How did you get fat so quickly? It was like a palate cleanser after all of that really discipline and focus, a very serious kind of set to a really playful, fun – obviously everyone is still very professional on this movie, but there’s an improvisational feel all the time and everyone is there to play. So it can be something as simple as, like, if you’re someone who doesn’t cook you can make a meal.
How do you balance being the producer role and being the lead star in this movie?
Portman: Well, it was a really exciting process to get to be involved for the first time, so early, working with Liz [Meriwether] and Ivan [Reitman].
I don’t know that there’s anything I can really teach her.