Actor Michael Fassbender felt awkward sharing steamy scenes with Penelope Cruz in The Counselor because her husband also stars in the movie.

The Prometheus star admits it was uncomfortable shooting sex scenes with the Spanish beauty in Ridley Scott's upcoming thriller because Javier Bardem was present on set.

Fassbender tells the Bbc, "Those scenes are always kind of awkward to be honest so it's not a threat to Javier, I'm sure he is very comfortable with his marriage."

The Counselor is scheduled for release later this year (13).