Matt & Michael Pack On PDA (and Glitter) For EW
By JACKIE WILLIS
March 07, 2013
Come May 26, HBO audiences will see Michael Douglas in the role of Liberace and Matt Damon as the late icon's young lover Scott Thorson, and from the looks of their glamorous Entertainment Weekly cover, the glitzy costumes would be Liberace approved. The actors admit that this movie, Behind the Candelabra, had them in situations they never imagined.
"Every Sunday night, this girl would come to my house and I would stand in my garage and I would hike my boxer briefs up into the crack of my a** and she would give me a spray tan," Damon, 42, recalls. "We've been through three childbirths, we've been in the trenches, there are no secrets. But I really wish she didn't see that. That's too much."
As for the love scenes between the two married actors, Damon tells EW, laughing, "The scene where I'm behind him and going at him, we did that in one take. We do it. Cut. There's a long pause. And then you just hear [director Steven Soderbergh] go, 'Well...I have no notes.'"
Douglas, 68, reveals that he did meet Liberace, who died of AIDS in 1987, as he lived next to his father Kirk in Palm Springs. "I remember meeting him just in passing, in his convertible with the top down -- his hair not moving."
Behind the Candelabra is a biopic based on Thorson's 1988 memoir of the same name, and follows the couple's relationship from 1978 to 1982. For more with the actors, pick up Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands March 8.