How Love Scenes Affect Actors' Real Sex Lives

Being a professional actor comes with strange job requirements: long hours, radical changes to your appearance, and occasionally, making out with people you've just met. For many who make a living acting, love scenes are all in a day's work, but how do their spouses feel about it? This week, two stars made surprising confessions about how their careers affect their sex lives.

On the upside, there's Diane Farr, best known for her role on CBS' FBI drama Numb3rs. Farr had a guest appearance last season on Californication, including a steamy love scene with David Duchovny -- and she tells Marie Claire magazine that the onscreen nooky put the spark back in her marriage.

"If I ever win an Emmy for my work on Californication," says Farr, who's married to an entertainment executive, "I'll open my speech with, 'I'd like to thank the cast, the crew, and David Duchovny for inspiring me to have sex with my husband again.'" (That would definitely make the Emmy highlights reel!)

On the flipside, we have actor Andy Serkis, best known for being the real guy behind animated characters Gollum (in Lord of the Rings) and the titular ape in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake King Kong. Serkis is starring as punk icon Ian Dury in a new biopic called Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. To get into character as the oddball rocker, the actor had every hair on his body waxed off -- much to his wife's dismay.

"Dury had a boyishness to his body. It was important to me to get it right. But my wife didn't like it," Serkis admitted to WENN. "I'm afraid there was no sex -- let alone drugs or rock and roll -- for months. My wife didn't like the way I looked. I think it freaked her out a bit."

Okay! So, in conclusion: If you're married to an actor, you should encourage them to have sexy onscreen hook-ups and avoid body waxing. Got that, French guy who married Salma Hayek?

Would you date an actor who had to perform in love scenes? Chime in!

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