William H Macy relied on alcohol to help him pluck up the courage to
perform steamy sex scenes with his beautiful The Cooler co-star Maria Bello.
The 54-year-old FARGO star admits he was terrified about shooting naked
scenes with the former ER actress - but Bello's frankness and generous helpings
of whiskey helped them through it.
The actor explains "I was scared to death of the love scenes. Why did I
wait till I was over 50 to drop my knickers? Maria said 'Don't worry, I'm an
old hippy. I take my clothes at the drop of a hat, it's not a big deal.'
"Her confidence emboldened me. Maria and I - if you'll excuse the
expression - did a dry-run where we choreographed the scenes exactly without
clothes. We also had a good friend on set, called JIM BEAM who helped a lot.
I'd take a couple of
pulls on Jim and I was ready to go."