Greta Gerwig Explains Her Favorite Sex Scene From Start to Finish

Actress Greta Gerwig, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2016 issue, explains in great detail the moments that epitomize romantic love in “Don’t Look Now.”

Released on 1/5/2016

Credits

Director: Lynn Hirschberg
Executive Producer: Caroline Wolff
Producer: Evan Cohen

Transcript

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Hands down is Don't Look Now. That's very sexy.
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And because it's such a scary film,
00:14
and the sex scene is so extended and so glorious,
00:17
that it's, you feel like you're watching
00:19
something that you shouldn't.
00:21
That's very exciting, but for just sheer feeling of lust
00:26
and romance that you can't quite ever reach,
00:31
which is sorta the epitome of what I think
00:34
romantic love in films is,
00:38
in David Lean's movie, Brief Encounter,
00:41
and he's a doctor, and he's telling her
00:44
that what he's really interested in is studying
00:47
this certain kind of disease or something,
00:49
I forget exactly what it was,
00:50
but he's kinda going off on this tangent
00:54
about medicine and she's looking at him,
00:58
and she's got these big eyes, but she doesn't have a face
01:01
that immediately strikes you as beautiful.
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One of the best things about the movie is that,
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as the movie goes on, you really find her beauty.
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She's watching him and he's telling her this,
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and she just says, without even thinking about it,
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she says, Oh, just now you looked like a little boy.
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And he kinda, he says oh.
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And then they both know, in that moment,
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and she didn't even mean to say this,
01:26
and he doesn't know what to
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and all of a sudden, it's over,
01:30
and they just both know it.
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And it's like this horrible but beautiful moment of
01:36
they really saw each other
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and it's sexy and innocent at the same time
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because it's so unintentional
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and by the time she says it, it's too late.
01:48
They're already in love.