The stars reveal the secrets of filming love scenes
As seen in all soap operas including The young and the restless, romance is the key to storytelling. Every day, viewers tune in to watch the flourishing relationship between two characters. Love scenes are an integral part of any love story. This is the moment when the characters give in to their passion and solidify their relationship. When it comes time to film these scenes, the actors have their work cut out for them.
Jason Thompson, “The Young and the Restless” star, says it was all filmed in one take
The young and the restless is executed on a tight schedule, so there is no room for mistakes. With love scenes being such a huge moment in a story, both the cast and the director have to get it right. In a 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight, actor Jason Thompson reveals that they only have one chance to get the scene right.
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“They could do a belt insert that comes off or things like that, but 95% of what you see is like a grip,” the actor explained. Undressing for the scenes can be uncomfortable for the actors, but the director does anything to relax them, including closing the set.
Hunter King admits she’s not a fan of love scenes
As part of one of the The young and the restless‘super couples, the character of Hunter King has often ended up with her fiancé. Although King’s has years of experience filming love scenes, the young actor admitted to being nervous. In a 2019 interview with SoapCentral.com, King revealed his aversion to scenes. “I’m the worst in love scenes!” I think they are awful. And I’m going to laugh all the time when I’m uncomfortable, so I’m an actor’s worst nightmare. I just think they’re so weird and awkward.
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King’s co-star and on-screen love interest Michael Mealor also shared his feelings. In a conversation in 2020 with Collection of serials, Mealor explained his problems with the love scenes. “There is no emotion attached to it, but you have to make it seem like there is emotion there. It is the enigma of an actor. While they are difficult to film, Mealor credits King with making things easier. “We know each other so well that we don’t have to ask ourselves’ Are you okay? Or “is it too far?” “
‘The Young and the Restless’ Love Scenes Changed Due to COVID-19
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the production of many soap operas to stop. When The Young and the Restless returned to filming, the cast and crew had some adjustments to make. They followed the guidelines, which included wearing masks and the six-foot-distance rule.
As for the love scenes, viewers noticed a difference. Instead of shots of the intimate characters, the show featured close-ups and dialogue to give the illusion that the couple had made love. For real couples Bryton James and Brytni Sarpy and Sharon Case and Mark Grossman, their characters are allowed to show physical affection. In fact, Case ultimately confirmed his relationship with Grossman to his bosses so that they didn’t have to socially distance themselves in scenes together.