By Sean O'grady For Mailonline
Published: 01:51 BST, 22 May 2020 | Updated: 01:55 BST, 22 May 2020
Nicholas Hoult has admitted he finds sex scenes 'very difficult' to film and often bursts into fits of giggles during takes.
The actor, 30, found it tough to keep a straight face in his love scenes with Elle Fanning in the Hulu series The Great where she stars as Catherine the Great while he plays her husband Peter III.
Speaking on the Variety and iHeart podcast The Big Ticket, Nicholas told how in many of the sex scenes, Peter is either saying outlandish dirty talk or not paying much attention.
Awkward: Nicholas Hoult, 30, has admitted he finds sex scenes 'very difficult' to do and often bursts into fits of giggles during takes
He said: 'They’re very difficult to do because they are very, very funny, and just ridiculous. And already, you’re in a slightly uncomfortable position doing that.
'But then add the sprinkle of hilarity on top of that and it becomes, yeah, very difficult not to start giggling. And I giggle a lot. So that was trouble for me.'
Nicholas added that sometimes he would break because of something funny happening within the scene.
He said: 'It just makes me go and then I’m like, "Right Elle, I can’t look at you for the next take, I’m afraid. So I’m just going to kind of slightly just look just left of your eyeball and now I’ll focus there and maybe then I won’t laugh