It's no secret that "Love and Other Drugs," the new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, involves enough naked skin and steamy sex to make even the most stoic viewer green with envy, weak in the knees or fiery in the pantaloons. But ask the stars themselves about the massive swathes of flesh on display, and they don't see what the big deal is.
In an interview with MTV News, Jake admitted that when it comes to the media's barrage of questions about their nude scenes, "I really, honestly did not think about that at all."
Anne agreed, adding, "[When] you make a film, you don't know what the film is going to be or how much of what you shot is going to be in it, and so to anticipate a reaction is kind of fruitless."
Of course, the pair have admitted in earlier interviews that their shooting schedule often involved rolling around in the buff for nine hours a day—so they must've had some idea. But we don't want to push the issue, because Anne thinks it's super-pervy that you even care.
"I saw the film the other night, and we'd been talking to journalists for a couple weeks at that point, and when I saw it, I'm like, 'Why is everyone going on about this?' It's really such a small part of the film," she explained. "It's almost like the media is conditioned to think of this as being a very big deal. I don't think it's a big deal, so I didn't anticipate anyone else doing so."
Okay, okay, we'll stop being all excited about you being naked! Geez. At least Jake was willing to admit that there's a whole lotta strippin' going on: "We are naked a lot, that is for sure... We are naked a lot more than you normally see in movies, but I think us taking off our clothes in the movie is the result of us knowing that we cared about the story and the story is important to us."
Well, of course it is. And don't worry, when we see this movie in theaters, our focus will be exclusively on the story, the cinema, and the art of fine filmmaking. And not at all on the exquisite shapeliness of Jake Gyllenhaal's naked buttocks.