With Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) and her brother-in-law Billy Abbott’s (Jason Thompson) passionate affair beginning this week on The Young and the Restless, Entertainment Tonight went behind the scenes to look at the making of their torrid love scene.
While daytime fans often are witness to steamy love scenes on the soaps, and while they are meant to set fans temperatures rising, Thompson and Tognoni explain to ET that it’s all very technical. Jason relates: “They might do an insert of the belt coming off or the zipper things like that, but 95 percent of what you see is like one take.” And as for the secret of looking so good when your clothes are off on a set, Thompson joked, “I usually pay off the lighting guys.”
Y&R director, Owen Renfroe, who has directed many a sizzling sex romp in Genoa City adds: “Sometimes you see some parts you shouldn’t. That’s rare but that happens. And of course we close the set, and we black out the monitors to anyone else who may be watching on the set or anywhere else, so the actors are comfortable.”
Watch the making of the Phyllis and Billy love scene after the jump! Let us know, do you enjoy seeing the characters you love, or love to hate hook up in sex scenes on your favorite soaps? Share your thoughts below!