Jonathan Rhys Meyers “Totally Took Charge” Of Jeremy Irvine In “Stonewall” Gay Sex Scene

"He took my hand. Took me through it."

The cast and crew behind the controversial Stonewall movie took a break from defending their film to discuss something a little more alluring—filming the gay sex scenes.

The movie’s main star, Jeremy Irvine, recently opened up about shooting his intimate scenes with co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, something he admits he was a little nervous to do.

“It was my first gay sex scene in a film,” admitted the 23-year-old. “And hey, to be honest, if you’re gonna do it, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is not a bad choice.”

Meyers actually turned out to be a great choice, as he helped the young actor feel comfortable when it came time to take their clothes off and get busy.

“I’m pretty green to all that,” said Irvine. “And Jonathan obviously did The Tudors and so he said, ‘Just relax. I used to do, like, 10 of these a day.’ So he was very cool. He took my hand. Took me through it.”

Director Roland Emmerich agreed, saying that “Jonathan totally took charge.”

Emmerich also admitted he tried to keep the filming short for Irvine because “oh my god was he nervous.”

Stonewall is now open in theaters. Will you be watching?

h/t: Attitude 

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