It was one of those zippy entertainment stories produced during the PR festivals that are scheduled before the release of major motion pictures.
In this case, journalists were covering a sci-fi flick called "Passengers."
As always, superstar Jennifer Lawrence -- who grew up in mainstream, middle-class America -- was candid to the point of near-embarrassment, producing the following fodder for Tinseltown discussion. This is from Vanity Fair:
“I had my first real sex scene a couple weeks ago, and it was really bizarre,” Lawrence admitted to fellow actresses Helen Mirren and Cate Blanchett during The Hollywood Reporter’s awards-season roundtable. “It was really weird.” ...
Lawrence said she couldn’t get past the fact that she had to film a love scene with a married man.
“It was going to be my first time kissing a married man, and guilt is the worst feeling in your stomach,” Lawrence explained. “And I knew it was my job, but I couldn’t tell my stomach that. ...”
The married co-star on the other end of the kiss was, of course, rising superstar Chris Pratt.
Other than the fact that Pratt is married -- half of the Hollywood power couple with actress Anna Faris -- it also helps to know that he is one of the most outspoken evangelical Christians in Hollywood (click here for more Vanity Fair coverage). Hold that thought.
That leads us to the current explosion in tabloid America, care of People magazine, of course:
Chris Pratt has stepped back into the public eye after he announced his separation from wife Anna Faris.