Kristen Bell on Sex Scenes with Russell Brand

Russell Brand stars alongside Kristen Bell in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Can you guess what Kristen says about the actor...?

“Obviously, I’d heard of his reputation with women, but when we were filming our sex scenes he was so sweet,” the 27-year-old says.

“I think he has a control switch, I really do. I think he can dial himself up and down. He can be incredibly subdued. He loves entertaining people, though, and when he’s on, he’s on. But he can be kind of quiet.”

Bell plays a TV actress who dumps her slob boyfriend, played by Jason Segel, for Brand’s rock god Aldous Snow. With Kristen being slightly nervous and the pair barely knowing more than each other’s names, she and Brand were told to get naked and film a sex scene together.

“Russell and I were actually thrown into a room six days after we met,” she explains.

“They said, ‘Go into the hotel bedroom and find 10 different awkward sexual positions.’ Russell and I both do yoga so we were like, ‘Well, OK’. And this is what we do for a living, so it’s just part of the job.

“Luckily I’m very comfortable with Russell and, despite his image of being such a ladies’ man, he’s really kind, protective and very comfortable and sweet.”

They do professional, of course!