For Actor Michael Shannon, On-Screen Sex Scenes Are Just Like Sex, But Without the Pleasure

by W Magazine Team

Michael Shannon discusses his first on-screen sex scene — with Kim Basinger in ‘8 Mile’ — and the awkward encounter that followed. In this intimate interview, he also reveals his childhood celebrity crush and the circumstances of his first kiss — which, by the way, was totally unexpected. Because he didn’t listen to Bon Jovi.