- Alison Brie spoke about filming Somebody I Used to Know with her husband Dave Franco.
- Brie told Jezebel that Franco directing her sex scenes doesn’t make her “awkward.”
- The couple, who wed in March 2017, have collaborated on projects throughout their relationship.
Alison Brie opened up about her husband, Dave Franco, who directed her sex scenes in her upcoming movie, Somebody I Used to Know.
Brie, 40, shared details about working with Franco, 37, during an interview with Jezebel published on Friday. The couple, who married in March 2017, co-wrote the film and Franco directed it. Brie told the outlet that she and Franco are not “uncomfortable” with the situation.
“We’ve worked together enough now,” Brie said. “The second movie we ever did together as actors was Jeff Baena’s ‘The Little Hours,’ and in that movie Dave has make out or sex scenes with three other actresses and me tearing the band-aid.”
Brie continued that her statement might sound “wild,” but she and Franco are professionals.
“We are actors. That’s our job. It’s actually not that weird, and with something like this, because it’s our baby that we made together, I think our first priority is always the movie,” Brie told Jezebel.
She then referred to costar Jay Ellis, adding: “Does the scene feel right and good? We don’t want my romantic scenes with Jay to be awkward or weird in any way.”
Somebody That I Used to Know is a romantic comedy about Ally (Brie), a reality TV showrunner who returns to her hometown and reunites with her former boyfriend Sean (Ellis) before his marriage to Cassidy (Kiersey Clemons). . The film debuted on Amazon Prime on February 10.
On Monday, Franco said on Jimmy Kimmel Live that the first photos of a penis he ever sent to Brie were for Somebody I Used to Know.
Brie and Franco have worked together throughout their relationship. After The Little Hours, they appeared in James Franco’s film The Disaster Artist in December 2017.
“It’s so nice to work with you, to be on set with whoever you feel most comfortable in the world with,” Brie told Hello Giggles while referring to her husband.
Brie also worked alongside her husband for his directorial debut The Rental in July 2020.