KG — When Gaspar Skypes me, the first question is “Hey, how are you doing?” The second question is “So, how do you feel about your cock in my movie?” I said, “...what? Can you repeat the question?” Then I said, “Well I don’t think I’ll be inviting my mother to the premiere.”
O — Has your mom seen the movie?
KG — No, and I had originally asked her to never watch it, along with my sister because it was just too weird for me. The idea of them seeing sex scenes...
O — Yeah that’s understandable.
KG — But in the end Gaspar offered to fly my mother out to Cannes and pay to put her up, so I did end up inviting her. However she already made plans with my stepdad and she was in Quebec City, so she didn’t come.
O — But is she allowed to see the movie?
KG — No. It’s too... I mean, would you want your mom to see you performing sex scenes?
O — No, I wouldn’t want anyone to see that, let alone my mother. But it’s not just like regular sex scenes.
KG — No. They’re in 3D.
O — Yeah it’s 3D sex scenes and an ejaculation shot. At this point it’s the ejaculation heard around the globe.
KG — There are a few ejaculations in the movie. O — Is that really you or is it a body double? KG — I’m not going to tell you...
O — If it’s you or not?
KG — I don’t want to tell you what’s real and what’s not. O — Are there fake ejaculations in the movie?
KG — Well there is a shot which is mostly reused from Enter the Void, which is a composite shot of real flesh and CGI.
O — Oh, okay.
KG — And I believe they had to do some stuff to kind of, make the ejaculation pop a little bit.
O — I’m sorry—What?
KG — I think they had to use some computer effects to enhance one of the ejaculations.
O — So there is CGI ejaculation in this movie.
KG — Yes. You as an audience member get a 3D facial.
O — Okay, wow. So, to do full frontal I guess you have to be completely comfortable with everything that’s going on down there.
KG — Well yeah, or just really uncomfortable and say fuck it here we go.
O — So this is going to go down in history as one of the most explicit films that has ever been released.
KG — I mean its not the first, there’s another film that exists called In the Realm of the Senses which is a Japanese movie. It’s a French production but a Japanese movie.
O — What’s with the French, they love their sex, huh?
KG — Actually we got the equivalent of rated R in France now. It’s a -16, so sixteen-year-olds can go see the movie. Which is a huge victory for the film because it was seriously going to hurt distribution, VOD and DVD if we got an NC- 17 equivalent. But yeah I would say it’s going to go down as one of the more risqué films in history and the 3D aspect, I mean there’s 3D porn but you’ll see when you see our movie it’s not vulgar at all. It’s a movie about relationships, and about love, and about love failing, and relationships falling apart. It’s a love story but yeah, the sex scenes are in 3D. I may be the first full frontal in 3D, not porn but in a feature film.
O — Did they do any enhancing after the fact? Did you say, “Hey Gaspar I want you to give me a bigger schlong?”
KG — There were times when we were laying on the bed and it was kind of cold in the room, and I was getting kind of self conscious about that and he said, “In this shot your dick is small, in the next shot it will be big. There’s dick of all different shapes and sizes in this movie.” My dick has it’s own character arc. So there was no digital enhancement, there were no weights added.
O — So it’s all you.
KG — It’s all au naturel.
O — What was it like getting to know your co-stars? There wasn’t really a script and you guys improvised a lot, so was there a lot of rehearsal before hand?
KG — No. Like zero rehearsal. There was maybe rehearsal for one shot, which was a long Steadicam shot. Because of the weight, since we were shooting in 3D the cameras are twice as heavy cause you have double the equipment. It was about a seventy-five-pound rig with two RED’s and lenses and everything. We didn’t even know what the shot was going to be when we showed up to set. Gaspar and Benoît Debie the DP, would figure it out and then first play with the light for about an hour before putting us in place. Then Gaspar would ask us a question, “So maybe you did this or maybe she did that...and what would you be talking about?” And that’s the kind of preparation we would have. He wanted the most spontaneous most immediate thing he could get.
O — Was the onscreen threeway your first threeway?
KG — One time in high school...
O — One time at band camp?
KG — On New Year’s I know I kissed two girls at once, but this was the first time I’ve been naked with two girls in the same bed.
O — So now that you’ve done this on screen, has this happened in your real life? Now that you’re this up-and- coming Hollywood heartthrob.