Inside that steamy Jason-Eric sex dream John P. And so the four-and-a-half minute sequence begins… Ryan Kwanten: Alex and I would really only see each other in table reads once every two weeks at best [over the years], and we always would end up talking at the end of a table read about how we never work together. We knew we owed an Eric-Jason sex dream from last season, and it just happened to fall into episode 2.
It was the luck of the draw, but I was not sad when I received it. What do you want to do? We wanted a very to and fro scene—much like a seesaw, where I would take the power base, then suddenly he would, then I would slowly gain it back, and then suddenly he would. We wanted that constant elastic-band-being-pulled type of feel.
So I had it in my mind that Eric would be making a martini, because Jason, of course, would fantasize about that. They were having so much fun with it. We really had a hard time remembering that it was supposed to be a love scene, but they straddled the line perfectly: One minute was just pure burning desire, and the next minute we were all just dying laughing from the things they were doing.
The physicality of it was really those two actors bringing their A game. They came up with all that stuff. They really believed that there would be a sort of masculine component to it because of who they both were.
So then Eric would have to get kinda rough with Jason. But then maybe he was getting rough with him because he was feeling turned on. They just had a real sensibility about how their characters would act in that moment, and it led to this hilarious tackle. Ryan came up with that. And they had a great time doing it. All I know is after it was done and the producers and HBO all looked at it, they said they felt I oughta do more porn films.
They just played it for the truth of what their characters felt, and so they made love. But it was a good time. Did she tell you this story? All the girls have major understandable crushes on Alex. We were doing the scene, and at a certain point, Kate came up to Alex to tell him about a line change, and as she was telling him, he started to play the part with her, and he looked in her eyes and connected with her, and she started to swoon.
I had to catch her. Rutina Wesley spoke in tongues, perched on a cross off the ground, with a live snake. Will we get anything as juicy as this scene in that hour?