Dominic Cooper 'threw himself' into sex scenes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 February 2014
Dominic Cooper

Dominic Cooper

Dominic Cooper has revealed that he and his 'Fleming' co-star Lara Pulver "really went for it" in their steamy on-screen sex scenes and often did more than one take if it wasn't passionate enough

Dominic Cooper "really went for it" in sex scenes for 'Fleming'.

The 'Mamma Mia!' star has taken on the role of James Bond creator Ian Fleming in the new series alongside 'Sherlock' actress Lara Pulver, and the actor claims the pair put everything into their performances.

He said: "When sex scenes help the development of the story or the character, you have to throw yourself into them. You have to be brave and very trusting of who you're doing them with - and you have to really go for it."

The 35-year-old actor stars in the Sky Atlantic show - which is based on the author's life as a Naval Intelligence Officer during World War II and also features his wife Ann, who is played by Lara - and he says they often had to do more than one take of the steamy sex scenes.

He told The Sun newspaper: "If it was too much and didn't feel right or if it was too aggressive or without any emotional content, we'd just change it. You have to give a good performance or it will look painful and not real."

Dominic also admitted that although he'd struggle to say no if he was offered the role of James Bond himself, he doesn't know whether he'd be able to live up to the role.

He added: "It's a huge job and would be huge shoes to step into. But it would change the course of your life and career for ever ... Everyone wants to be James Bond. It's an amazing franchise."