When Thornton dropped by HuffPost Live to discuss his Emmy nomination for "Fargo," he and host Ricky Camilleri chatted about what it was like to film that scene, which has become one of the most popular sex scenes on the Internet. There's obviously some excitement in filming an intimate moment with one of Hollywood's sexiest women, but Thornton said because the film was so dark, he felt "pretty exposed" rather than titillated. Still, it was a thrill to work on, he said. I would have written 'Monster's Ball' myself immediately," he said. Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live's new morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before! US Edition U.
Billy Bob Thornton Recalls His 'Heavy' Sex Scene With Halle Berry In 'Monster's Ball'
Billy Bob Thornton Recalls His 'Heavy' Sex Scene With Halle Berry In 'Monster's Ball' | HuffPost
Halle Berry plays Leticia, wife of condemned man Lawrence Musgrove Sean Combs , and mother of Tyrell Coronji Calhoun , a sensitive boy who buries his sadness in obesity. Hank meets Leticia, without divining their cosmic connection, when the debt- ridden new widow takes the graveyard shift at an all-night diner. And I responded so poorly that I went back and watched the thing again to check my bearings. What was it about this upstanding, well-meaning prestige production that set off my smoke detectors?
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Thornton portrays a corrections officer who begins a relationship with a woman Berry , unaware that she is the widow of a man Combs he executed. Principal photography began in May in New Orleans, Louisiana and lasted for five weeks. The film received positive reviews, with critical acclaim directed at Berry and Thornton's performances and Addica and Rokos' screenplay. The film received numerous accolades and nominations, and was nominated twice at the 74th Academy Awards for Best Actress Berry and Original Screenplay Addica and Rokos , with Berry winning for her performance, becoming the first and, as of , the first and only African-American woman to win the award. Hank Grotowski, a widower , and his son, Sonny, are white correctional officers in a prison in Georgia.