"For years I'd said no to nudity, but I just did a lot of it playing the long-term partner of Liberace," Matt Damon says about his new movie, Behind The Candelabra, in the January/February issue of Playboy (via), underscoring what an important story he felt this was to tell.
Although Damon is the first to admit that, because of its frank treatment of the subject matter, "This movie's not going to be for everyone." He goes on to elaborate inside the issue, revealing, "I had to come out of the pool, go over to Michael Douglas, straddle him on a chaise lounge and start kissing him. It's not like I kiss him just once. We drew it up like a football plan."
Thankfully, according to Damon, "Michael was a wonderful kisser."
The Steven Soderberg-directed Behind the Candelabra, airing on HBO next year, takes a look at Liberace's life and loves as recounted by his former lover, Scott Thorson.
Click here to watch a short sneak peek.