Michael Douglas was a wonderful kisser, says Matt Damon
Matt Damon, who was understandably nervous about taking part in a number of nude scenes for his TV movie 'Behind the Candelabra', has admitted that he is regularly seen in the buff in the forthcoming HBO film about the relationship between his character Scott Thorson and entertainer Liberace, played by Michael Douglas.
"Normally I'd say no to nudity, but I just did a lot of it playing the long-term partner of Liberace," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying in a new interview with Playboy magazine.
"I mean, it's tastefully done. But this movie's not going to be for everyone," he said.
The 42-year-old actor also discusses his love scenes with Douglas, and even complements him on his kissing technique.
"Michael was a wonderful kisser," he said.
"My concerns ended up mattering a lot less once we were filming. The dynamic between the men was complex and interesting.
"Liberace was very powerful and adored, a great showman making 50,000 dollars a week doing his act in Vegas. Scott was much younger and grew up in foster homes, so there was a lot to play," Damon said.
In fact, he also described how the two actors thought hard about how to act out their scenes of passion.
"We both have a lot of gay friends, and we were not going to screw this up," he said.
"It wasn't the most natural thing in the world to do, though. Like, for one scene, I had to come out of a pool, go over to Michael, straddle him on a chaise lounge and start kissing him.
"And throughout the script, it's not like I kiss him just once. We drew it up like a football plan," he added.