Riley Keough On Filming A Sex Scene With Her Real-Life Husband For ‘Daisy Jones And The Six’

"In real life, it's not like this."
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Riley Keough has admitted that filming a sex scene with her own husband was much more awkward than she expected. 

The 33-year-old actress, who stars as Daisy in Prime’s adaptation of Taylor Jenkin-Reid’s Daisy Jones and The Six, opened up about the strange experience during an interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers

Although Keough said she was originally onboard with her husband, Ben Smith-Peterson, playing a “random” hook-up for her character, things changed when they got on set.

“We got there and, like, [it was] really uncomfortable,” Keough said. “It was so weird.”

The actress explained that while the couple were trying to be “very professional”, they ended up “giggling the whole time.” 

“I really kept feeling inclined to be like, ‘In real life, it’s not like this,’” she said. “And then I was like, ‘I’ll just, you know, keep that to myself.’”

While the couple might feel awkward about sharing their passion on-screen, we can’t help but think their love story is pretty rom-com worthy. 

Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen
Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen (Credit: Getty)

Who Is Ben Smith-Petersen? 

Ben Smith-Petersen is a professional stuntman and actor from Byron Bay.

His stuntman resume includes stints on Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Suicide Squad. Smith-Petersen has also acted in Spark and Light and Mad Max: Fury Road, and is set to star in the upcoming film The Dead Thing

How Did Riley Keough And Ben Smith-Petersen Meet? 

The couple met in 2012 while filming Mad Max: Fury Road, when Keough played Capable, one of Immortan Joe’s wives and Smith-Petersen played Doof Warrior, Immortan Joe’s blind musician. 

Despite meeting on set, the couple only began dating a year later when they reunited to complete the film’s reshoots in Australia. 

When speaking of their early romance on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Keough revealed that she knew he was the one on their second date. 

He came out of the gas station,” she said, “And I thought, ‘I’m gonna marry him and have kids with him.’ I just knew,” the actress told the host. 

Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen
Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen (Credit: Instagram)

When Did Riley Keough And Ben Smith-Petersen Get Married? 

Smith-Petersen proposed to Keough in 2014, with the couple tying the knot one year later in 2015, in an intimate ceremony in Napa, California. 

Keough and Smith-Petersen welcomed their first child, a girl named Tupelo in 2022. They named their daughter after the town Keough’s grandfather Elvis Presley, was born in. 

Tupelo’s birth was kept a secret until Keough mentioned her daughter in a speech written for her mother, Lisa Marie-Presley’s memorial. The speech was read by Smith-Petersen. 

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