Surprise: Donald Sutherland Denies Don't Look Now Sex
"His d*ck is moving in and out of her." That's how former Variety editor Peter Bart describes the infamous on-set sex scene between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now in his new book, Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex). But what does Sutherland remember about his, um, junk's alleged movement?
Not sex, apparently. Nor the presence of Bart. Sutherland commented about the matter through his publicist to THR:
Peter Bart mendaciously writes that he witnessed the shooting of the love scene in Don't Look Now and saw sex. Not true. None of it. Not the sex. Not him witnessing it. From beginning to end, there were four people in that room. [Director] Nic Roeg, [DP] Tony Richmond, Julie Christie and me. No one else. Wires under the locked door led outside, and this was 20 years before video monitors.
Don't Look Now producer Peter Katz echoed Sutherland's memory: "While there was a sex scene captured on film, it was not a scene that would lead to the creation of a human being."
So, case re-opened? Check out the NSFW scene here and judge for yourself. Besides, what better way to spend a Friday than by trying to figure out if two movie stars had sex 38 years ago?