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Judd Apatow’s ‘rule’ when directing his wife in love scenes

APATOW. Discusses “sadistic” aspect of directing Leslie Mann. RUBEN V. NEPALES

Judd Apatow has a novel “rule” when he’s directing his wife, Leslie Mann, in her make-out scenes with actors. “It depends on the person,” he said with mock seriousness. Judd directs Leslie and Paul Rudd in the comedy, “This is 40.” “If I think Leslie likes it, we don’t do many takes. If I think she’s disgusted, I make them do it all day. It’s a sadistic aspect. I know Leslie and Paul don’t like it, so I don’t mind. It makes me laugh.”

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