‘Midsommar’ star Jack Reynor says shooting that climactic sex scene was ‘difficult’: ‘I was very naked for a very long time’

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Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t watched “Midsommar.”
“Midsommar” star Jack Reynor opened up about his character’s wild sex scene in an interview with INSIDER.
Reynor called the scene “long and difficult” to film, but praised his scene partner, Isabelle Grill, saying she “did an amazing job.”
“I was very naked for a very long time,” Reynor said of shooting the scene.
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There’s an outrageous sex scene in “Midsommar” that viewers can’t stop talking about, and star Jack Reynor said it wasn’t the easiest thing to pull off.

“I was very naked for a very long time,” Reynor told INSIDER.

Thrillist reports the scene took two weeks to shoot. Reynor called it “long and difficult” to shoot, and said there was a tone of general discomfort for everyone involved.

But eventually, he said, all the actors “got comfortable with one another — as comfortable as you can when there’s a crew of 50 guys around.”

“The film is really heavy and the themes are difficult,” Reynor said, adding, “these scenes are very difficult [to do].

Reynor praised his costar, Isabelle Grill, who plays Maja, one of the villagers in the sex scene who’s harbored a crush on Reynor’s character for most of the film.

“Isabelle was very intimidated [by the scene,] but she was absolutely phenomenal,” Reynor said. He added that Grill, who had never shot a sex scene before, “did an amazing job.”

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The scene comes towards the end of “Midsommar,” and features Reynor’s character Christian having sex with Maja in front of a large group of female village elders.

Maja’s seduction of Christian begins when he arrives in the village, and she tries various tactics to get him to fall in love with her, including baking him a pie with her pubic hair in it, which Christian unwittingly eats.

Towards the end of the film, Christian is drugged, and finally gives in to Maja’s temptations — but is caught in the act by his girlfriend, Dani (Florence Pugh).

It’s something of a breaking point for Dani, who’d traveled with him and several of his friends to the remote Swedish commune at the beginning of the film.

After suffering a tremendous loss, Dani and Christian’s relationship is already on the rocks at the start of “Midsommar”— and Christian’s sexual encounter with Maja causes Dani to …read more

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