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Maggie Gyllenhaal Reveals What It's Like to Act While Wearing No Clothes for Sex Scenes

Maggie Gyllenhaal Reveals What It's Like to Act While Wearing No Clothes for Sex Scenes

Maggie Gyllenhaal is featured in W magazine’s new feature!

Here’s what The Deuce star had to share with the mag…

On if it’s hard to act when you’re in the buff: “Here’s the trick: You have to look at a sex scene as an opportunity to express things that can be expressed best when people are making love. Or f*cking. Or whatever. But, in fact, I’m a sex worker in The Deuce, so I have to pretend to f*ck someone I’ve just met. And then another guy. And another. So what’s expressed in those scenes is somebody who’s doing a transaction. Then it’s fine to act naked, because all these other things are going on in your mind.”

On if she watched 70s porn to prepare for The Deuce: “Yes, I watched some Lasse Braun movies. He was a very playful Italian porn director. But I haven’t seen Deep Throat. I did read the autobiography of Tina Russell, a pretty famous porn star in the early ’70s, when the mood was ‘we are all f*cking and free and we love it.’ I do believe in showing that kind of sexual freedom. On the other hand, she wrote that book when she was in her early 20s and was dead less than a decade later of alcoholism. So, for The Deuce, I’m into that combination of things: They’re both true.”

For more from Maggie, visit WMagazine.com.

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