Blake Lively has admitted that some of the scenes she filmed in Oliver Stone's new movie "Savages" were extremely awkward to go through with. The film which was released this weekend stars Lively as well as John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Taylor Kitsch, Benicio Del Toro and Aaron Johnson.
Speaking at the premiere of "Savages" Lively explained, "It's really not as exciting as it looks on screen. You go onto set, there's all these crew members and then there's like these naked men walking around. It just makes for an awkward environment."
The Oliver Stone-directed movie has been praised by some but has upset others for its explicit portrayal of sex and violence.
The movie is about a young woman (Blake Lively) who gets kidnapped by a drug cartel because of her relationship with two American drug dealers. During the movie Lively's character is sexually involved with both drug dealers, who areplayed by Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch.
Travolta compared the messy love relationships in the move to the 1960s, saying: "[In the] late '60s, early '70s, free love and menages a trois were kind of … the sexual revolution that was introduced at that time…. So this is a kind of throwback to it and I know it's still happening today as well. It just was very, kind of newsworthy in those days."
Salma Hayek was also aware of the extreme violence during filming and was sure to keep her daughter away from the set. She said. "I mean, it's very sexy, this movie… It's very, very violent so if you're the kind of people who like sexy and violence, if you like it hot, this movie is for you. But done beautifully. It's very elegant…. She's not going to watch this movie… Actually, this was the only movie that she was not on the set. I usually bring her on the set and she always likes to sit right next to the monitor and she bosses everyone around."
Lively has also spoken to the Huffington Post about the awkward costumes she was forced to wear during filming. She said, "When you look like you, you talk like you, you're from southern California and you wear clothes you went shopping for at Topshop, then it gets to be a little messy. Like, 'I don't want people to think this is me!' It was a really weird personal challenge shooting this."
The Trailer for "Savages" can be watched below (WARNING: Film is Rated R)