Sharing a similarly playful chemistry was Aguilera and her hunky love interest Cam Gigandet, who plays Jack, the cabaret’s bartender and struggling musician. “He devirginised me!” teased Aguilera.
Apparently, the 28-year-old Twilight actor was very helpful to the 30-year-old first-time actress. “We started running lines and getting a feel for each other prior to shooting together. I was a line virgin until him,” said Aguilera.
“Instinctively, she gets it, so it wasn’t like I had to tell her what to do. She was there the entire time, and besides,” said Gigandet, making his co-star laugh, “showing up is most of the job.”
True. The men of Burlesque make the film better simply by showing up – especially in the infamous “cookie box” scene in which Gigandet appears naked before Aguilera with only a box of said confections protecting his modesty.
“It was a day where I got to kick back on the couch and just react to his cookies!” Aguilera chimed in when Gigandet appeared tongue-tied.
He asked if she enjoyed the view. Mentally, I replied in the affirmative.