For Gone Girl’s memorable sex scene — its climax ending in a pool of blood — Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike spent a whole afternoon working through the scene with the “exacting” director David Fincher and, at one point, with Ben Affleck looking on. “[Fincher] was asking us to have unbridled sex — and my character is really into her so is very overwhelmed with — with great precision,” Harris said. He broke down the scene in a conversation at Vulture Festival, moment to moment: “We were just rehearsing porn for hours.”
Neil Patrick Harris Bares All About His Sex Scenes
Team Coco (YouTube)
October 23, 2014
CONAN Highlight: “Gone Girl” isn’t the first time that Neil’s had to act in the buff, but this time he didn’t have to do “the helicopter” to get ready.
Gone Girl: The Hardest Scene Neil Patrick Harris Ever Had To Film
October 6, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris Needs Magic to Escape Spicy Wings
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Hot Ones (First We Feast)
August 11, 2022
Rosamund Pike on Rehearsing Sex Scenes with Neil Patrick Harris for Gone Girl
Late Night with Seth Meyers (YouTube)
September 29, 2014
It’s all well and good until David Fincher and Ben Affleck show up to watch.
Rosamund Pike Did Terrible Things to Dora the Explorer for Gone Girl
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (YouTube)
February 6, 2015
Rosamund Pike explains to Jimmy how she practiced for a particularly disturbing scene in her film Gone Girl.
Gone Girl: Rosamund Pike on those ‘naughty’ sex scenes and working with Ben Affleck
September 27, 2014
We caught up with British actress Rosamund Pike ahead of the release of one of the most the eagerly awaited films of the year, Gone Girl. Interview by Andrea Lily. Edited by Sophie Foster.
Rosamund Pike Plays a Pretty Good Sociopath
The Off Camera Show (YouTube)
November 2, 2018