f you read Movieline’s recent interview with Nikita’s Maggie Q, you’ll recall that she rules. She’s candid, savvy, and most of all, not afraid to get what she wants. When I asked Ms. Q to identify her favorite film moment of all-time, she also didn’t disappoint. The 31-year-old star picked the raunchiest, aurally accurate sex scene I’ve ever seen. NSFW, to be sure, but click ahead to hear the story behind the action star’s favorite moment in cinematic coitus.
Ms. Q selected some flagrante delicto from Jean-Jacques Beineix’s 1986 film Betty Blue.
“One of my favorite movies of all time is Betty Blue, this French film,” she said. “It’s more of an indie movie about this man who loves this crazy woman who will never be OK. It’ll never be cute. He’s trying to love all the craziness out of her, and it will never happen. Because it’s French, the film opens up with the most raunchy, crazy sex. Literally the film opens and it’s two people having sex for ten minutes.”
She even has an anecdote to support her choice.
“I remember watching it with a friend who I wasn’t sure liked me or not,” she said. “It was one of those uncomfortable things where I was like, ‘We’re just friends, right?’ while he was thinking maybe more. It was not going to ever happen. So I was like, ‘I really want to see this. I haven’t seen it in ages.’ And I forgot about the sex scene. I turn it on and suddenly I’m completely uncomfortable. Then I’m thinking, ‘Oh no. He thinks I like him.’ Do you know how long ten minutes is? It’s a long time. It’s just one of those great movies where you say, ‘Woah. Woah!’”