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In an interview to air on today's The Martha Stewart Show on the Hallmark Channel, Jackman tells Stewart about his most embarrassing moment on set, which happens to be shooting the sex scene of his new comedy Butter opposite onscreen wife Garner -- who just couldn't stop laughing.
"We have a love scene -- a love-making scene. But, you don't actually see it, you only hear it," Jackman explains.
For the shot, director Jim Field Smith needed to record Jackman and Garner's sounds while pretending to make love -- and not just on a bed.
"It actually takes place in a car in a showroom. I'm a car salesman. So, we literally got in a showroom, in a car, Jennifer Garner and I in a backseat, director in a front seat. No camera man, just the sound recorders and he was like 'OK guys – action!' and we look at each other and go 'OK.'," he recalls. "We did it and he said 'cut, cut, cut, this is not going to work. I can’t record you guys simultaneously; we're going to have to do it separately.'"
So the 43-year-old Real Steel star describes how he had to "simulate a love-making scene" -- happy ending and all -- while being recorded for the movie.
"Yes, and I don’t know what it is -- there is no way for a guy to be sexy. Guys can not sound sexy," Jackman says of his pretend orgasm. "There’s no way around it, and when Jennifer Garner is laughing so much she had her head in the front seat trying not to make any noise while I was recording. Humiliating!"