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I was not very comfortable. I always say I'm not very comfortable in love scenes because I'm shy, because I don't play naked. It's very rare for a French actor. I have an issue with that. But as I've said, when I punch somebody in a movie, I don't do it for real. [It's] the art of lying and we try to lie very well, in our love scenes also.
The French tabloid press hotly pursued Olivier during and after the filming of
The Horseman on the Roof
, speculating on a real romance between him and his co-star, Juliette Binoche
; the couple threatened to sue one magazine that reported that Binoche was pregnant.