Kaley Cuoco's Flight Attendant costar explains why sex scenes were so "uncomfortable" to film

Daniella Scott
·2-min read
Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

By now, we're all pretty obsessed with HBO's recent series The Flight Attendant, starring Kaley Cuoco as alcoholic flight attendant Cassie Bowden who makes a pretty gruesome discovery the morning after a one-night stand. Costar Michiel Huisman recently spoke about filming the sex scenes with Cuoco, and explained why, although the scenes look pretty natural, they were actually "so uncomfortable" to film.

Huisman plays Alex Sokolov, the handsome stranger Cassie gets together with after they meet on a flight. Of course if you've seen the show you'll know that Alex doesn't last long, but before he meets his dramatic end, he and Cassie share a steamy night together.

"Of course I didn’t realise, but for some reason she had never done a love scene before," Huisman said of Cuoco during an interview with This Morning. "I guess that never happened on The Big Bang Theory."

"So when we were doing a fairly decent [scene]," he continued. "We’re making out on the bed, under the covers, we’re doing our first scene like that and I noticed she was sort of hovering on top of me, she’s not really sitting on my legs."

Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

But according to Huisman, holding that position became slightly exhausting after a while, "After like take three she starts to shake a little bit and I’m like 'Kaley, what are you doing? Just sit down!'.

"And it turned out that she was so uncomfortable and she had no idea how to do this thing. She was trying not to touch me."

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