Two of Hollywood’s leading men are opening up about their roles in the upcoming HBO film, Behind the Candelabra.
The film, which details the life of Liberace and his lover, Scott Thorson, features some very intimate sex scenes between the pair. Damon and Douglas appear on the cover of Entertainment Weekly this week and opened up about their experiecnes on filming the biopic. “The scene where I’m behind him and going at him, we did that in one take. We do it. Cut. There’s a long pause. And then you just hear Steven [director Steven Soderbergh] go, ‘Well… I have no notes,” Matt Damon joked.
Douglas said that his father, Kirk Douglas, being a friend of Liberace, helped, “There’s a tremendous amount of clips and films that certainly give you a sense and idea of the spirit of Liberace.”