Eva MendesEva Mendes has revealed she had to get a little tipsy to film a sex scene with Joaquin Phoenix.

Speaking at a press conference for their film We Own the Night in Cannes on Friday, she said: “It was my first sex scene and thank God it was with [director] James Gray. Not that it was actually with James…”

“He did it at the end of the shoot, so it was the last day and I was really, really comfortable with these clowns [Phoenix and Gray].”

“They were very sweet and they poured me a vodka and orange juice and then I was fine.”

“I’m very professional and I don’t usually drink on the job but that morning I had a little vodka and OJ.”