No reason to skeet around the bush: this is list is about celebrity parents who watch their famous kids' adult scenes (or, in a few cases, were explicitly banned from doing so, then talked a lot about it). If you've ever watched these scenes on TV or in movies with your parents, you know it's not the most comfortable experience. Now imagine watching your own adult scene with your folks.
Many people enjoy watching sex scenes. And the thing is, everyone has parents. So every time you see two celebrities firing it up, you're watching someone's child get it on.
You might expect the parents of celebrities to avoid watching movies or shows in which their kids enage in naughty acts, but that isn't always the case. On this list, celebrity parents talk about their kids' adult scenes, or kids share experiences of watching or discussing these scenes with their parents. In some cases, parents were on set, even giving notes, while the simulated hooking up went down.
When Emilia Clarke's parents complained her character, Daenerys Targaryen, wasn't getting enough screen time during Season 6 of Game of Thrones, the actress sat them down to watch a big episode for her, in which her character emerges, sans clothing, from a burning temple.
Clarke told Live! With Kelly she instantly regretted her viewing party. "My dad was like, 'Again?'"
Before Fifty Shades of Grey came out, Melanie Griffith told IndieWire that her daughter, Shades star Dakota Johnson, prohibited her from seeing the movie. As it turns out, Griffith had little interest in seeing the movie to being with. In a pre-Oscars interview, Johnson said her mother could "maybe" watch the film "one day," while Griffith said it'd be too awkward. Mommy doesn't need to see baby tied up and spanked by a Northern Irish man.
A year after the film had been released, Griffith admitted to watching bits and pieces, but not the adult scenes. She explained to reporters, "Would you want to see your child [getting it on] like that? Just regular [sleeping with someong], I couldn't do that. But the 'room of pain' ... ? I definitely couldn't do that!"
Sure, the idea of sitting down on the sofa with your dad so he can watch his daughter hook up might make you very uncomfortable, but not everyone is so squeamish. In fact, some might even say parents encouraging children to explore acts of potentially limitless pleasure that are taboo by mainstream standards is probably healthy, even if it's a uncomfortable to have a daddy-daughter chat about the rim reaper.
While filming the first season of Girls, Allison Williams lived with her parents, and they watched the show together. She noted to Anderson Cooper that her family is very close-knit, and her parents understand she's only acting. When Allison's father, famous news anchor Brian Williams, was asked about his reaction to the steamy scenes, he responded, "Unmitigated joy."
Margot Robbie was lesser known before Wolf of Wall Street. Her filthy performance in that film announced her, with a bang, as a major talent in Hollywood.
Before The Wolf of Wall Street was released, Robbie went with a strategy most of us have employed with our parents: She straight up lied, telling her small-town Australian fam she wasn't doing any unclothed scenes, and that any rumors they heard to the contrary were false.
Realizing this wasn't the best long-term plan, Robbie then tried to ease the awkwardness by telling them the scenes were CGI. She told Jimmy Kimmel:
I changed that to 'It's actually a body double and they just CGI'd my head onto someone else.' And my family doesn't have anything to do with the entertainment industry ... and they were like, 'They can do that?' And I was like, 'Oh, technology these days. You wouldn't believe what they do in Hollywood!'
Robbie eventually came, and came clean, telling her family to read the book on which the film is based to determine whether they wanted to see the movie.