While the steamy sex scenes in “Remember Me” (March 12) might seem like a big shock to [movieperson id=”365131″]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson] fans used to the chaste kisses seen in the “Twilight Saga,” the 23-year-old Brit said that they are nothing compared to the sex scenes he filmed for the drama “Bel Ami,” due out in 2011.
“There’s a lot of sex in [’Bel Ami’],” Pattinson warned.
Some of the previous rumors surrounding the film’s sex scenes are dubious, but recent reports that say Pattinson will be filming an orgy sequence for the movie all tie back to the fact that there is going to be a lot of explicit sex in “Bel Ami.”
“It’s a totally amoral character ,” Pattinson said of the role in an interview with Variety, adding that he’s playing a different kind of character than his fans are used to seeing.
In “Bel Ami,” Pattinson plays journalist George Duroy in an adaptation of the 1885 Guy de Maupassant short story. Duroy climbs the ranks of Parisian society by seducing influential women, particularly Uma Thurman’s Madeleine Forestier and Christina Ricci’s Clotilde de Marelle.
“[The film] is like the complete antithesis of what you normally think period dramas are about,” Pattinson said, explaining that the era, Paris in the 1890s, is what dictates the different views on sex. “In Paris, everybody was just going nuts. It was like the 1980s. Sex was a kind of a weapon and a tool, and it’s odd.”
Pattinson added, “It’s incredibly different. The [sex scenes] in ’Remember Me’ are pretty tender, and in ’Bel Ami’ there’s something very mercenary about it in a lot of ways.”
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