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Why Mahershala Ali Wouldn’t Film Sex Scene For Benjamin Button

“‘There is that one sex scene where they kiss. If there’s a sex scene, I can’t do it,'” he recalled telling his agent.

Mahershala Ali disclosed why he almost wasn’t a part of 2008’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Over the course of a guest appearance on Common’s podcast “Mind Power Mixtape,” the 46-year-old Oscar winner said he took the role of Tizzy Weathers only on the condition that he did not have to shoot a sex scene, as it is against his religion of Islam.

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“So my old agent called me and said, ‘Mahershala, you got the part,'” he recalled. “And I said, ‘There’s just one thing — There is that one sex scene where they kiss. If there’s a sex scene, I can’t do it.’'”
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