Chris Pratt on helping Louisville’s Lawrence with first sex scene: ‘Your job as a leading man is to make the actress feel comfortable’

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Three starsJennifer Lawrence‘s co-star in Sony Pictures’ upcoming “Passengers” has some advice for anyone auditioning to be her next boyfriend. It came Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego, where Chris Pratt talked about his role in Lawrence’s first on-screen sex scene.

“We’re actors and it’s a big a part of the job,” Pratt said, according to Entertainment Tonight. “Your job as a leading man is to make the actress feel comfortable and you do that by minimizing the amount of people that are there and . . . having a sense of whether or not they’re feeling OK.”

Scheduled for a Dec. 21 release, “Passengers” is about a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet, when a malfunction in its sleep chambers causes two passengers — Lawrence and Pratt — to wake up 60 years early. It’s safe to assume the sex scene takes place after they wake up.

“It was just nerve-racking,” Lawrence said of the scene, during an earlier interview with Entertainment Tonight. “It’s not even about your co-star, because Pratt is so wonderful and lovely. My nerves weren’t about him.”

Instead, it was about being watched by everyone else — “all of the cameramen, all the producers and the director.”

Now, that’s acting!

Here’s Lawrence and Pratt during an earlier appearance at CinemaCon last spring:

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