Spike Lee’s Chi-raq may be about a woman who hosts a sex strike to end gun violence in Chicago, but the films’ stars Nick Cannon and Teyonah Parris still engage in a couple steamy sex scenes.
HipHollywood sat down with Cannon, who plays a Chiraq, and Parris, who plays his girlfriend Lysistrata, and talked about their on-screen chemistry and how they really felt about stripping down for the cameras.
“When you have chemistry with someone you just go there, you don’t worry about the cameras being there, you protect one another,” explained Cannon. “But at the same time, you deliver what you’re supposed to deliver and that’s raw emotion.”
“It was kind of great because you really just had to trust,” added Parris who was last seen on screen in Dear White People. “Nick was so good, and made sure I was really comfortable and you need that.”
Parris, also revealed that Lee had them shoot their sex scenes on their very first day of filming, and there may, or may not, have been some liquor involved. Check it out in the video above.
Chi-raq is in theaters December 4th.