Sex scenes cause local actor to pull out

2012-09-13 08:51
Johannesburg - A part-time Johannesburg actor has applied for leave at the High Court in Pretoria to not participate in a film as he was not comfortable with its sex scenes, The Star newspaper reported on Thursday.

Lushen Naidoo was ordered in August by Judge Ferdi Preller to continue playing his role in the film And Now?, with conditions including the film's producer Natalie Raphil give him the script and shooting schedule.

At the time, Raphil said Naidoo's withdrawal would cause her and the film's crew irreparable harm.

Naidoo was in court on Wednesday to appeal the order, stating the sex scenes affected his physical and mental health, with his girlfriend also not happy, according to the newspaper.

Raphil's advocate asked the court to order Naidoo to comply with the previous order even though the matter was pending appeal.

Judge Preller said that even in Hollywood, actors could not be forced to participate in "pornographic scenes" against their will.

While Raphil's representative said Naidoo was only required to simulate sex, Preller said after reading the script: "It seems like the real McCoy".

Preller suggested that Naidoo be written out of the film. A ruling was expected on Thursday.


  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-09-13 09:09

    Hahaha! Article title is funny as hell. Die Burger's version was "Akteur trek kop uit" Lol

      ruanpretorius1980 - 2012-09-13 10:50

      LOL! That's what she said!

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-13 15:00

      Can I take his place ?

      enlightened.bowman - 2012-09-13 18:54

      You made my day. Thanks dude

      kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-14 06:20

      dont pillay with me cause if i get moodley i will naidoo you...

  • James - 2012-09-13 09:12

    Gotto love the headline of this story....

      daryltt - 2012-09-13 09:16

      haha... I knew there was a funny side to this article

  • thys.t.basson - 2012-09-13 09:15

    Story of his Life !

  • mutafire - 2012-09-13 09:30

    Why is he in drama if he cannot? what can sell without sex out there?

      TSR01 - 2012-09-13 20:43

      Coca-Cola, McDonald's, KFC, Nando's, and for the greater part, Cars. :)

  • Rudluv7 - 2012-09-13 09:30

    if u dont want to do sex scenes then y are u an actor then?

      heiku.staude - 2012-09-13 17:49


      TSR01 - 2012-09-13 20:44

      Rudluv7, that's like asking a model why they're a model if they won't pose nude. Not all models are nude models, similarly as not all actors are porn / sex actors (or willing to undertake such roles, especially if they are married or in a long-term relationship, as it could jeopardize their personal life).

  • logan.naidoo - 2012-09-13 09:35

    @Paul.maol.7, u are such a c@ke that u can't even show your own face on your profile pic. Your wife (if u're lucky enough) probably has to think of someone else just to get off, so u've chosen Alec Baldwin for her... very thoughtful.

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-09-13 09:36

    And that is why he is a part-time actor. Isn't acting about taking on a completely different persona, to get the character and story across? Lame

  • chuck.farley.104418 - 2012-09-13 09:41

    HAHAHAH! Coitus Interuptus....

  • yangmanfrom.sawthafriqa - 2012-09-13 09:47

    Exactly what I could have done!

  • autoeagle - 2012-09-13 09:51

    Did he not read the script before signing the contract???. And why MUST the movies have sex scenes in them???. Don't they have stories to tell anymore???. Is this a reflection of our society???.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-09-13 14:57

      You get 2 different types of movies. Those with a good story line, and those with no story line that have to be made interesting... This one obviously had to be made interesting ;)

  • arthur.halse - 2012-09-13 10:01

    Did he "pull out" before or after the sex scene?

      ruanpretorius1980 - 2012-09-13 10:48

      That's not what SHE said!

      pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-13 11:17

      Maybe during...

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-13 10:14

    You people make me sick,with your sick remarks, If this man does not want to act in a sex scene then why should he be force to do it, they can get a film double to do the scene and then have him in the film with out even doing the part. Wake up you pigs.

      jowza1 - 2012-09-13 10:22

      carolyn.the question remains.will a naaido or wont it

      ruanpretorius1980 - 2012-09-13 10:48

      That's not what she said!

      dawood.timol - 2012-09-13 10:50

      @ CarolynDewrance we need more ppl like u in this country of ours. Especially in govt. Your tolerance and maturity earn you alot of respect.You would be a great example to the future generations in this sick society of ours. CAROLYN for President.

      lambertus.louw - 2012-09-13 11:11

      I agree with you Carolyn, why include a sex scene in a movie in the first place? Innuendo is enough.

      DarrenCooper68 - 2012-09-13 14:42

      Did they write the sex scene after he read the script, it would seem not. While he is entitled to not want to act out the scene, is he entitled to accept the role and then decline. I would think not. Also, why would you want to call people whose opinions differ from yours pigs? Would you care what a stauunch muslim might think of you, showing your face in public, probably not, well Ditto

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-09-13 15:02

      @lamb - why include innuendo? Sex is the Devil, I'll have you know!! Satan, I tell you!!!

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-09-14 07:11

      He was supposed to simulate sex, but later it was discovered that it was for real.If it's real, then is it not porn?if that is true, then he may have a case.

  • loyiso.mgebisa - 2012-09-13 10:29

    Wrong career boet! U should have been a catholic priest!

  • afrikeni - 2012-09-13 10:55

    And who did the casting to get this actor on board?

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-09-13 11:08

    PLEASE give me the role. Prepared to work for nothing as long as the hours are not to short. He!he!

  • lambertus.louw - 2012-09-13 11:13

    No one should be forced to go against their convictions - it is unethical. If I had my way, I would ban sex scenes from movies - end of story. It is immoral and unnecessary to telling a good story.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-09-13 15:00

      Would you ban murder scenes too?? Fighting scenes? Arguments? Ha ha ha ha ha! Give us an example of a good story fella - one that doesnt include anything bad ;)

  • jessica.main.501 - 2012-09-13 11:39

    hahahaha,it very funny. actor cant act.

  • kevin.moreland2 - 2012-09-13 14:36

    hahah lol if i was an actor id take his place !! lol!! headline made me chuckle too "Sex scenes cause local actor to PULL out hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

  • niel.phillips.7 - 2012-09-13 14:52

    trek uit voor of na fyndraai?

  • dekkeranton - 2012-09-13 15:08

    Lushen Naidoo is an idiot! I know neither this production nor this producer, but please be careful with your moral judgments on the film industry. Nobody will ever force anyone to do anything against their morals! This is not how this industry works! Did he not read the script before signing the contract? Did he not discuss the part with the director and/or producer before he signed the contract? Why did he sign a contract if he thought those scenes are so harmful to him? Before any actor sign a contract, you should make sure that you are satisfied with every aspect of the part offered to you and the production. If nudity and simulated sex scenes are against your morals, no problem, then don’t do the movie. To turn around now and demand to be released from his contract proves him to be an idiot! He either signed the contract with fraudulent intent, and never intended to fulfill the requirements of the contract, or this is attention seeking. He will never get work in this industry again! Who the hell is Lushen Naidoo in any case? I’ve never heard of him!

      djkasie.maharaj - 2012-09-14 08:50

      @dekkeranton, firstly I heard that there wasnt even a contract that he signed, secondly, they told him he will be doing a few commercials, no sex scenes (read this on other reports wrt this) so before judging a person and name calling them, i suggest you read up and get the facts! #bloodyIdiot!

  • francois.vanderschyff - 2012-09-13 15:11

    Where is the couple from Durban that shot the porno's in theier flat ? they will do this movie scene with no strings attached ...

  • joshua.j.heeley - 2012-09-13 15:48

    He's making a scene... or um, he's not.

  • worsie.bogale - 2012-09-13 16:09

    I salute you. Too much rubies and immoral scenes. For all the thumbs down I will receive, no problem, at least I stick with my beliefs and do not walk around with the Bible under the one arm and the devil in my pocket.

  • king.rasta.583 - 2012-09-13 19:21


  • peterdudleyryder - 2012-09-14 08:16

    Sex is like a bank account - once you withdraw you lose interest !!!

  • richy.rex.77 - 2012-09-14 08:19

    Can I take his role. I don't have to simulate I can Bonk whoever as long as is a she not he. This Naidoo Daaamn. I imagine " Babyyy Babyyyy Oooh Yeeee Oooh Yeeee Aaaaaaaa Yooo Weeeeee

  • djkasie.maharaj - 2012-09-14 08:52

    Maybe we all should try n understand why this poor guy is doing this, rather than making silly comments here!

  • damonsb - 2012-09-14 08:54

    Judge ,why don`t you play the roll ,give this man the respect that he wants

  • Kkrutch - 2012-09-14 10:13

    What a chop! Haha! Did he take the role without reading the script? Who does that?

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-09-14 10:48

    Small penis syndrome...poor fella!

      kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-14 13:26

      concur small bob...lmfao..

  • bmaestro - 2012-09-14 11:47


  • wouldntit.benice.1 - 2012-09-14 14:28

    It's good to pull out...

  • peterjohnjnb - 2012-09-14 21:55

    oh get a grip! then you should not have accepted the role! twat.

  • clifford.harrison1 - 2012-09-15 06:52

    Don't worry Naidoo, there's little blue pills you can take to help you along(scuse the pun)

  • clifford.harrison1 - 2012-09-15 06:54

    Don't worry Naidoo, there's a little blue pill you can take to help you along (excuse the pun)

  • peter.zhonga - 2012-09-15 11:57

    actus interuptus lol!

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