The Flight Attendant star Kaley Cuoco was “uncomfortable” filming sex scenes in the new HBO Max series.
The Flight Attendant is adapted on screen from Chris Bohjalian‘s novel of the same name and follows Cassie Bowden (Kaley), a flight attendant, who carries an addiction to alcohol and later makes a startling realization following a one-night stand.
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Huisman spoke about shooting the act of lovemaking with Cuoco on This Morning, saying it was incredibly awkward because Cuoco had never been a part of an intense sex scene before this series.
I guess that never happened on The Big Bang Theory, so we were doing a fairly decent [scene], we’re making out on the bed, under the covers.
We’re doing our first scene like that and I noticed she was sort of hovering on top of me, she’s not really sitting on my legs.
Huisman went on to add that the spot Cuoco was in felt awkward after a few shots, and he was struggling to figure out why.
After like take three she starts to shake a little bit and I’m like ‘Kaley, what are you doing? Just sit down!’ And it turned out that she was so uncomfortable and she had no idea how to do this thing. She was trying not to touch me.
Cuoco, who has always shown herself as a highly-skilled actress, managed to eradicate her awkwardness in the final piece. In fact, her success in the show earned her a host of award nominations, including the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and the Golden Globes.