Scott Speedman Says 'Underworld' Vampire Sex Scene Sucked
Though his co-star was Kate Beckinsale, his director was her husband.
With the surprising success of the 2003 flick "Underworld," movie geeks all over the world learned two important truths: Kate Beckinsale sucks, and Scott Speedman has hair in all the wrong places. Now, three years later, the "Evolution" of the genre-bending franchise has brought back the curvaceous vampire and confused half-werewolf, along with their shared dreams of immortality, retribution and peace between the races.
And, for Beckinsale at least, "Evolution" has also brought back dreams of returning to regular clothes. "By the end of the movie ... I was excited to get into some sweats," she recently laughed, referring to the iconic leather cat suit her character wears throughout the first film and its sequel.
But it's a sequel that "starts off in a prequel," Speedman said, referring to the flashback scenes detailing the medieval origins of the warring Death Dealers and Lycans. "The movie really starts after that prequel, where we left off. And that's a great way to do it, I think."
The series' intensely loyal fans will undoubtedly savor some vampire-size bites of the movie's returning hallmarks (the clothes, the monstrous wolves), revelations (the current existence of immortal leader Alexander, for one) and amped-up action scenes (involving a truck, a helicopter and lots of really big guns). Similarly moving up to the next level is the forbidden romance between Beckinsale's Selene and Speedman's Michael. "Me and Kate's characters are much less antagonistic in this movie, and much more of a couple," the actor insisted.
In one soon-to-be-talked-about scene, Selene finally unzips that suit — resulting in a lengthy vampire sex scene so steamy that you half expect Count Dracula to cameo as a sleazy pizza delivery guy. But with Beckinsale's husband, Len Wiseman, directing the film, Speedman admitted things occasionally got a bit weird. "I'll tell the truth: It was terrible; it was awkward," laughed the brawny actor.
"I know, it's Kate Beckinsale, and she's beautiful and sexy and all that, but I really was nervous," he continued. "They were much more relaxed, and [Wiseman], I don't know why, was fine with it. I don't know how, but he was all right with it. He fired me after the first take, which was funny — and after awhile you kind of got into it and it was OK."
: i saw it last night and the sex scene is worth seeing the movie for all on its own.]( Collapse )