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Blake Lively Not Comfortable Doing Bed Scene in 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'

November 16, 2009 (4:04 am) GMT
'You're never going to be comfortable being half-naked in front of anyone,' says the actress when sharing about her feeling shooting the raunchy scene with Alan Arkin in the drama comedy film.
Blake Lively Not Comfortable Doing Bed Scene in 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'

Billed to portray young Pippa Lee in "", has filmed romantic scenes with her co-star , who plays her love interest. In an interview with Collider, the depicter of Serena van der Woodsen in TV series "" has shared about her experience shooting a bed scene in the movie.

"Well, I think it's uncomfortable, laying in strategically placed clothes that are taped on your body, in front of some strangers. That's always uncomfortable," Lively admitted. She then added, "But, I was with Alan and Rebecca [Miller], and our wonderful D.P., and it was a very private set. We're all actors, we're all professionals and we all understood what was happening. Everybody is uncomfortable with those scenes. You're never going to be comfortable being half-naked in front of anyone. But, it was fine. It was a short scene."

During the interview, Lively also discussed about Pippa's love relationship with Arkin's Herb Lee, who is thirty years her senior. "Pippa isn't looking for a sexual partner. It's not lust that attracts her to him. It's that she doesn't have a parent. It's him fulfilling that hole of a parent. He's the first person that guides her, and that provides her security and comfort, so that's what their relationship was about," she said on the romance between the two characters.

"You see me lying half-naked in his arms, but you see that he's protecting her and he's holding her, and it's safety," Lively further explained, "You don't ever see us kiss once, in this movie, because that wasn't what was important about their relationship, and what attracted Pippa to him."

"The Private Lives of Pippa Lee", based on Rebecca Miller's novel of the same title, centers on Pippa Lee's present and past as being portrayed by and Blake Lively respectively. When she finds out that her husband falls for a younger woman, 50-year-old Pippa, who is addicted to methamphetamine, indulges herself in an array of erotic adventures while heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Joining the cast ensemble for the movie are as Pippa's inscrutable neighbor Chris Nadeau, as the socialite Gigi Lee, and as Pippa's trusted friend Sandra Dulles. Written and directed by the book's author herself, the drama comedy movie will be released in limited theaters on November 27.

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