Thursday, July 7, 2005

Sex Scene With Maggie Gyllenhaal Results In ‘Happy Endings’ For Tom Arnold

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actor Tom Arnold may soon have a new beginning in Hollywood as a romantic lead thanks to a film called Happy Endings.

The ensemble indie drama – which opens U.S.-wide on July 22 – features Arnold as a widower who beds Maggie Gyllenhaal.

It was Arnold’s first on-screen love scene, if, he adds, “you don’t count me trying to rape Eddie Furlong in prison” in the 2000 film, Animal Factory.

Arnold admits being nervous doing the shoot because, he points out, “[Gyllenhaal] is in “great shape and I’m not.”

To make it more difficult, director Donald Roos made the duo look in each other’s eyes during their sex scene.

He says, “That’s really hard – even with your wife. That level of intimacy scares my wife. She has issues with it. She won’t admit it like I will.”

Arnold is happy with Happy Endings and says the best review came from the film industry execs who didn’t want to cast him in the role in the first place. As he puts it, “They came up after the premiere and started apologizing.”

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