Rebel Wilson dishes on filming love scenes with newlywed Liam Hemsworth

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Rebel Wilson has opened up about what it was like filming romantic scenes with newlywed Liam Hemsworth.

The 38-year-old actress stars opposite Liam in upcoming movie Isn’t It Romantic, and opened up about an awkward moment where she had her toenails ‘glued’ back on in between filming love scenes.

She tried hard to conceal the pain she was in during their intimate moments, after suffering the injury while shooting a stunt.

“I just admitted to Liam this morning something very embarrassing that happened to me in the scene where Liam comes out of the shower and I’m in bed,” Rebel said, speaking to Build in New York City.

“Um, two of my toenails had come off because of a stunt earlier in the week, and in between takes, my makeup artist was supergluing them back onto my foot because I then had to run out of the bed and jump on Liam, or whatever.”

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“Did it hurt a lot? That must’ve really hurt…,” Liam replied.

The 29-year-old actor recently tied the knot with Miley Cyrus, so Rebel joked she was very “respectful” of his new wife when they had intimate scenes to film.

“Liam is such a gentleman, and obviously I respect Miley [Cyrus], like, a hundred [percent], so, you know, it was all PG-13,” she said.

But the actress admitted it was a “brutal” filming experience because she is on screen so much and she tried her best not to make love scenes “awkward” by simply not thinking about them.

“When we would film, we would film 16 hours a day, and it was kind of brutal, and I just had to keep going because I am in every scene of the movie,” she said.

“The scene where we’re making out in the hallway — awesome, that one — somebody said to me, ‘We only have three shirts for Liam,’ so we only had three takes. So then I was like, ‘OK, I’m going for it.’

“It is awkward if you think about it, but if you just go for it … obviously our movie was PG-13, so nothing full on was going to happen.”

Photo: Build

And for Liam, he has learned to keep things “nice and light” between romantic scenes to stop things becoming uncomfortable.

“It’s always good in-between takes to keep it nice and light, because it’s always — when you do a kissing scene with someone that you’ve been working with — now all of a sudden you have to make physical contact with their lips, that’s always a little nerve-wracking,” he said.

“You’re doing it in front of a lot of people, but it was really fun. We kept it light and fun.”

With reporting by Bang Showbiz.

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