Rachel McAdams: The ‘Disobedience’ love scene with Rachel Weisz was unlike anything I’ve had with male actors
There’s a reason why critics called the love scene between McAdams and lead actress Rachel Weisz one of the best love scenes of the year.
Rachel Weisz focused on the much-discussed “Disobedience” love scene, saying it was an eye-opening and empowering moment for Rachel McAdams and her characters, and now McAdams shares her thoughts on the scene that everyone can’t stop. talk. . The actress joined Weisz for a joint interview with Entertainment Weekly, where she acknowledged that the love scene played a vital role in her character development. Esti de McAdams, an Orthodox Jew, was suppressed by her religion. The love scene is the character’s first great moment of freedom.
“Most of the time you are trying to decide whether it is free or not. But that scene was an integral part of the plot and moved the story forward,” said McAdams. “The characters need this version to unlock. There was an energy in that scene that I have never felt in any other love scene. [with men] in my career. There was friendship. We both felt safe and free. All these things you love about being a woman you can be with [in the scene]”
“Disobedience” director Sebastián Lelio wrote the entire love scene so that the actors knew exactly what it would look like and which shots would be included. The moment many viewers will remember is the moment Weisz spit in McAdams’ mouth, an act that made headlines after the film made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.
“I’m so excited by Sebastián to do something new. It’s provocative and gets the audience into something. [email protected]” McAdams said for the moment. “The makeup department tested different flavors of lubricant to use as brooches the night before. We chose the lychee flavor!
McAdams said the love scene was shot on a closed set. Although at first everyone in the room knew “who was getting dressed, holding a stick and chewing on a trail mix or something,” it occurred to McAdams that the love scene wasn’t just another scene they had to shoot. A scene that should be as vulnerable as any scene shot for a movie.
“Everyone was very calm and there was such a warmth in the room. It was a great day,” said McAdams.[I] I realized that I was making a scene like any other scene. All of them should make you feel vulnerable, some more than others, but all of them should be risky. That’s how it was another day at work.
When asked if it would be difficult to play a lesbian character, McAdams said she never thought Esti was any different in that regard.
“I knew we were telling a lesbian story and we needed to focus on that, but beyond that, just people with people,” McAdams said. “I didn’t think it was gay versus straight, just because there was an unfair pressure on their love and sexuality… I don’t think I focused that much on that.”