Huffpost Entertainment

Michelle Williams: 'Proud' of 'Blue Valentine' Oral Sex Scene With Ryan Gosling

Posted: Updated:

It earned her film a temporary NC-17 rating, but the woman in the middle of the 'Blue Valentine' oral sex controversy wouldn't have had it any other way.

When asked in an interview with Reuters what she thought about the film's NC-17 rating (later changed to R after protest), Williams was defiant.

"I thought, 'I've never seen that before in a movie and I'm proud to be the first. Good on us for making that happen,'" she said. "As the woman in the situation that was in question, I found absolutely nothing scandalous, tawdry or disgusting about it."

In fact, she was offered the chance to remove the scene. No dice.

"When we shot that scene, both Ryan and Derek said to me, 'If this bothers you when you see it in the movie, we'll take it out,'" she explained. And to her credit, the scene stayed and the moviegoers nation-wide can see it.