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    Jake Gyllenhaal Said Filming A Love Scene With Jennifer Aniston In "The Good Girl" Was Very "Awkward"

    "It's a dance — you're choreographed for a camera."

    Filming love scenes is not all it’s cracked up to be.

    Jake Gyllenhaal attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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    Jake Gyllenhaal recalled what it was like to film an intimate scene with Jennifer Aniston during a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show.

    Jennifer Aniston (L) and Jake Gyllenhaal at the Santa Monica Beach
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    When Stern asked him if it was “torture” to film sex scenes with Aniston in their 2002 movie The Good Girl, Gyllenhaal replied, "Oh, yeah. It was torture. Yes, yes it was."

    Jennifer Aniston and actor Jake Gyllenhaal attend the premiere of their movie "The Good Girl"
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    "Weirdly, love scenes are awkward because there are maybe 30, 50 people watching it," he explained. "That doesn't turn me on, so most of the time it's oddly mechanical. It's a dance — you're choreographed for a camera."

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    When the duo filmed their love scene in The Good Girl, Gyllenhaal said they used the “pillow technique” to make it look real.

    Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal (R)
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    "I do remember a pillow…the pillow technique was used," he shared. "That was just preemptive and generally always used when actually in a horizontal place in that movie.”

    Jennifer Aniston (L) and Jake Gyllenhaal during 9th Annual Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala Ceremony
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    “Everything else was whatever it was."

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Aniston (R) walking into a room hand-in-hand
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    "The pillow saved you," Stern joked. "Who taught you that?"

    Jake Gyllenhaal (L) and Jennifer Aniston arriving at the premiere of "The Good Girl"
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    "I think that was actually Jennifer's suggestion,” the Guilty actor replied. “I think she was actually very kind to suggest it before we began.”

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Aniston (R) at the premiere of "The Good Girl"
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    “She was like, 'I'm putting a pillow here.' That was all she said; I think I remember that."

    Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal (R) smiling for the camera with their arms around each other
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    You can watch Gyllenhaal hilariously recall working with Aniston below:

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