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Elizabeth Banks calls sex "horrifyingly embarrassing"

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Elizabeth Banks GQ interview

Elizabeth Banks calls sex a "horrifyingly embarrassing act" in a new interview with GQ.

Elizabeth Banks GQ interview

Elizabeth Banks loves sex -- at least, she loves filming sex scenes, despite the fact that she says the real act is "horrifyingly embarrassing."

The Our Idiot Brother actress told GQ, "Well, it's a fairly ridiculous act. I mean, let's be honest: It's a very primal thing that you're doing and it involves, you know—it's what they call bumping uglies, which sort of puts it in the right place."

"It's a horrifyingly embarrassing act. It's the most vulnerable you can be as a person, I think."

What about her own sex scenes? She has filmed some awkward and hilarious ones -- and the fact that they are so ridiculous is why she keeps doing it.

"Yeah, can't wait for my kid to see [my sex scene in [The 40 Year Old Virgin]! Um, no. But I am never embarrassed by something that makes people laugh," Banks said.

Referring to her Virgin character, she said, "I knew that girl. She's a good-time girl who lives in the Valley—who works in the bookstore—and goes to community college on the side, and is really into funky stuff in the bedroom. Her entire outlook on life made perfect sense to me."

Guess that means we can look forward to more hilariously horrifying sex with Elizabeth Banks!

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