Real-Life Celeb Couples Who Were In Awkward Love Scenes

Ah, the love scene. A beautiful, artistic recreation of the most intimate moment a couple could possibly share. So, what better way to heighten the emotion than to fill the room with a union crew and have a director barking out suggestions? That sounds like a nightmare scenario for two actors who barely know each other, let alone a real couple who are probably thinking "Hey buddy, relax, we think we know what we're doing here." Here's a list of real-life partners whose passion didn't exactly translate onscreen.

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie - Mr. And Mrs. Smith, By The Sea

Speaking about her latest project, By the Sea, Angelina Jolie expressed how awkward she felt shooting love scenes with her real life husband, Brad Pitt. She said it was uncomfortable shooting such an intimate scenario in a room full of other people, which we find strange, because don't they have like 48 kids? Any parent with just one child can tell you that the expectation of privacy goes right out the window as soon as that little rugrat can navigate the stairs, so Brad and Angelina should be used to surprise spectators by now. Also, let's not forget their love scene in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which wasn't so much lovemaking as it was demo day for a kitchen remodel. Not to mention, this was the movie set where their romance supposedly blossomed—while Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston. If that doesn't leave an awkward cloud raining you-guys-are-jerks droplets all over the scene forever, we don't know what does.

Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Arguably the most awkward couple ever, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart seemed to approach each other with a perpetual immaturity usually reserved for middle schoolers trying to work up the courage to ask each other to dance. From the start of Twilight, we endured the forever stares, the longing, watery eyes, and the angsty lip-biting that all led up to Bella and Edward's wedding night—four movies later. The scene was so hilariously over-the-top that by the time Edward smashed the headboard to pieces we were laughing way too hard to get into it. And any man can tell you that laughter in the bedroom isn't a huge confidence builder. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, Twilight's core fan base consists of tween girls whose idea of romance lands somewhere in between iCarly and Nicholas Sparks novels, so while anyone who's actually made love before found the scene ridiculous, they probably fainted out of their theater seats.

Reese Witherspoon And Ryan Phillippe - Cruel Intentions

It was the last summer of the 1990s. Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon were two of the hottest young stars of the day, actually in love, and starring in a sexy romance flick. So, with the sounds of Counting Crows (obviously) urging them on, they shared a passionate scene that had a lot of people saying, "Wow, uh, that was pretty real. And gross." Shot almost entirely in extreme close-ups on their faces, you couldn't help but see the vulnerability in Reese's character as she wonders whether this guy is going to screw her over or not. He didn't, and it all worked out fine in the end for her, aside from the whole perfect boyfriend dying part, but at least we got to see how Ryan Phillippe would have made love to his real-life fiance had he cleverly tricked her out of her virginity. And now that we've phrased it that way, there's a whole new layer of creepy awkwardness to the entire thing. Ugh, who even thought of that?

Kyra Sedgwick And Kevin Bacon - The Woodsman

If one of the characters in a love scene is a convicted child molester, regardless of any of the other circumstances, the scene is going to be weird. So, when the freshly paroled pedophile, played by Kevin Bacon, gets it on for the first time with Kyra Sedgwick, the actor's actual wife, we can't help but wonder where their minds went to prepare for that kind of thing. There is an obvious familiarity between them, but also a tenderness and an urgency from Bacon's character that is both unnerving and slightly sickening. You don't want to root for this guy finding love, and you're also hoping nothing unexpected and awful happens to this woman during such an unguarded moment. So, yeah, watching them make love in this movie makes you feel disgust and dread in equal measures, which we sincerely hope is not their real-life dynamic.

Stephen Moyer And Anna Paquin - True Blood

Pretty much every love scene in True Blood would have been right at home on a telenovela in terms of saucy melodrama, but since it was HBO they had to crank it up a notch. Just about every character on the show had some form of sweaty bayou bedroom romp, but Sookie and Bill got the star treatment when it came to their lovemaking. Many of their scenes were epic in scope and elaborately staged and lit for heightened passion. And they were long—uncomfortably long. Oh yeah, and one of them was usually bleeding from the neck. Also, these two actors actually fell in love and got married during the course of shooting the series, so it's kind of tough to think they kept it completely professional on set when they obviously weren't in their free time. Any chance the director found himself yelling "Cut!" more than once before it got weird for everyone? You know what? We don't even want to know.

Tom Cruise And Nicole Kidman - Eyes Wide Shut

Though Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman don't share any outright sex scenes in Eyes Wide Shut, they have arguably the most intimate bedroom scene in movie history when Kidman's character confesses a lurid fantasy so realistic and upsetting, it sets Cruise—and the entire narrative of the film—in motion down a dark and twisted path. The cutting between Cruise's anguished, enraged eyes and Kidman's detached, yet vicious demeanor as she sexually undermines her husband creates a visceral tension that feels so real, it's amazing their actual marriage made it a couple more years. Of course, we're not suggesting the scene, or anything else in the movie, had anything to do with their split, but even a marriage counselor probably had a tough time sitting through that one.