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Javier Beltran on His Sex Scenes with Robert Pattinson


Little Ashes actor Javier Beltran has a much different perspective on the gay scenes in the Salvador Dali biopic than his co-star Robert Pattinson. Beltran appears on April's OUT magazine.

More on Little Ashes here.

Said Beltran: "We didn't have any problems with the sexuality. On the set it was less important than the emotions. The sex scenes are beautiful—tragic and painful."

Pattinson told GQ: “And here I am, with Javier [Beltrán], who plays Lorca, doing an extremely hard-core sex scene, where I have a nervous breakdown afterward. And because we’re both straight, what we were doing seemed kind of ridiculous. (Now he’s sort of laughing.) Trying to do it doggie-style. Trying to have a nervous breakdown while doing it doggie- style. And it wasn’t even a closed set. There were all these Spanish electricians giggling to themselves.”

Boy Culture has a nice selection of scans from the article.

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  1. Cue the "Why are straight people on the cover of gay magazines?" comment.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Mar 13, 2009 3:05:39 PM

  2. oh to be a spanish electrican.

    Posted by: Mamma Rice | Mar 13, 2009 3:08:06 PM

  3. Next we'll be hearing from the Key Grip.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 13, 2009 3:30:02 PM

  4. He looks like a very very very young Oliver Reed. Y'all youngun's don't remember him do you? You know who I'm talking about DAVID EHRENSTEIN.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 13, 2009 4:04:41 PM

  5. The difference in the comments is striking. One is comfortable in his skin and with his sexuality or just mature, and the other clearly is not.

    Posted by: Will | Mar 13, 2009 4:37:03 PM

  6. Its a wonderful film and Pattinson and Beltran are fantastic.

    Posted by: jackie | Mar 13, 2009 4:51:01 PM

  7. I;ve seen the film in London and I was blown away with Pattinson and Beltran

    Posted by: davina | Mar 13, 2009 4:51:57 PM

  8. My Uk friend jill saw it at Raindance and thought Rob and Javier were amazing. Why does this have such a limited release in the US. Stupid producers. The moonlit water scene is unbelievable she told me.

    Posted by: hilary | Mar 13, 2009 5:02:50 PM

  9. The film is brilliant but it wont be seen by many, Such a shame.

    Posted by: helen | Mar 13, 2009 5:05:38 PM

  10. Pattinson sounds like an immature asshole in comparison.

    Posted by: Micah J. | Mar 13, 2009 5:31:04 PM

  11. Such a rehearsed quote from Beltran. Yawn

    Posted by: ruth | Mar 13, 2009 5:32:08 PM

  12. Will

    Yes and no.

    one wonders how much Patterson's answer was scripted more by an uncomfortable USA PR firm as vs the Britt Kid. Mybe he is an idiot but maybe his idiotic response had more to do with his PR team

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Mar 13, 2009 5:53:32 PM

  13. I prefer Robert Pattison's responce he seemed way more real about it.

    Posted by: Linz | Mar 13, 2009 5:56:37 PM

  14. Nobodies an asshole or immature or anything.

    One of these guys is a professional and trained actor and the other isn't...

    Posted by: David B. | Mar 13, 2009 6:03:51 PM

  15. Andy Towle wonders why his traffic is down 50% in less than a year. I can go to any woman's site to see half-naked haterosexual males. Nothing special. Out magazine and many other traitorous "gay" magazines are in trouble for the same reason.

    You can say anything or do anything relating to homosexuality as long as you are not known to be gay yourself. The great writer Marcel Proust came to that intelligent and CORRECT point 90 years ago.

    Posted by: Bill | Mar 13, 2009 7:07:16 PM

  16. @BILL,

    Why would I want to visit sites that cater to women when I have Towleroad?

    Posted by: RJ | Mar 13, 2009 11:57:36 PM

  17. Ugh, who wants to see those armpits on a magazine cover?

    Posted by: Glenn | Mar 14, 2009 4:17:39 AM

  18. Great way to ruin the believability factor. This is one reason why straight actors shouldn't play gay parts. They can't keep their mouths shut, when it comes to proving their "manhood".

    Posted by: Sarina | Mar 14, 2009 7:34:13 AM

  19. Damn, that strikes up all types of visuals... As far as the gigling - its hard to process cuz Spaniards will sex anything with a hole, while their wives watch, so I don't think gigling was what they were doing...

    Rants, Thoughts & Merde

    Posted by: NativeNYker | Mar 14, 2009 8:14:43 AM

  20. Now THAT'S how you respectfully respond to the "gay sex scene" questions. Class act guy! (unlike the ass act clown known as Robert Pattinson)
    sadly, seeing how the gay community has a fixation on what it can't have and loves to hype men who wouldn't even so much look at them in the eyes for it being "uncomfortable", Pattinson will get praised this guy's comments, career and beauty will go unnoticed.

    On a superficial point: This smoldering exotic hunk > generic looking Pattinson any day.

    Posted by: Bayley | Mar 14, 2009 9:07:36 AM

  21. The key difference between Beltran and Patterson that I note is that Beltran is a lot more media-savvy. And it ends right there.

    Pattinson really didn't say anything that horrible in his GQ interview, other than sex scenes were new to him and that he was working outside of his comfort zone. His assertion that the movie probably never would have been released if not for him was immodest, but possibly true.

    Posted by: Red Seven | Mar 14, 2009 10:31:18 AM

  22. Remember that Rob is still very young and new to all of this. He said he's never even done a sex scene with a female so he'd probably feel uncomfortable doing that even; and where he's a nervous guy and worried about getting embarrassed plus being naked in front of everyone lol... def. uncomfortable! Would a gay male feel uncomfortable in a first-time sex scene with a female? Probably.

    Posted by: Skittles | Mar 14, 2009 10:59:30 AM

  23. I liked the way Rob interviewed about Little Ashes. If anyone has watched his other interviews or read them, you would see that he gets extremely nervous doing them. At times he tends to say what pops into his head at the moment. He has done some very serious interviews also. I feel like Beltran's response was more programed. He said what was needed to say so feathers are not ruffled(so to speak).

    I also do not feel as if Rob was being immodest with the comment about Little Ashes not being released if it wasn't for him. He was simply stating a fact. He probably wishes this was not the case, but it is. The fan girls will run to see the movie beceuse he is in it and not for the movie itself. He just did not phrase it right. Hopfully, they will come away with a new respect for his acting ability. It is the the same with his other movie How To Be. How many fans are going to see that movie just because Rob is in it. I would say the majority of them.

    I also thought Rob's GQ pictures were sexier.

    Posted by: Angel | Mar 14, 2009 6:02:40 PM

  24. What did Pattinson say that was so bad? I don't think pretending to take it up the ass in front of maybe dozens of people is supposed to be comfortable unless your a porn star. Jesus, when did everyone get so damned sensitive?

    Posted by: hal | Mar 14, 2009 8:07:59 PM

  25. When I look at Javier Beltran, (Oh forgive me for heaven's sake), I could say that he looks like a gay! well about Rob's comment, doesn't he deserve to be true for himself, he is not a showbiz type of person due to his fame, he is still a honest man before and right now, if you don't like what he said, then so be it, Rob knows that all his comment has a good and bad outcome for all the people who will read and listen to it. But that's what he wants, to be loved by everyone for being just the way he is, if you don't like him that way, we don't care we still love him for being a natural person even though he is famous!!! I still love HIM and I really hate the gay scene, but as long as I know that Rob is not a homo,there's nothing to be worried.

    Posted by: eiyuu | Mar 14, 2009 9:41:55 PM

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