Charlize Theron has opened up about sex scenes with men and women. Although she enjoys performing intimate scenes with both men and women, she has said it usually takes a bit more work to get the scene right with her male co-stars.

Speaking about her racy love scene with Sofia Boutella in her upcoming flick Atomic Blonde, the Oscar winning actress said it was easy to work with her on the scene because they knew exactly what they had to do to get it right.

"With Sofia, it was easy just because were both dancers and you have to choreograph those scenes quite a bit. Otherwise, they just become silly," she told Extra TV.

"There is a technical aspect to it, so with her, it was really easy because she thinks like me because we're dancers."

The mother-of-two said that she and Boutella managed to film the scene under 45 minutes, but with men, it takes a bit more work.

"I enjoy both — yes!" she said. "Doing a love scene with guys is different, but I enjoy both."

Theron, 41, also had to get in shape so she could do the fight scenes in the movie, which releases on 28 July.

"We always wanted to raise the bar a little, but with the action, we wanted it to still feel that a woman could do all of that stuff — that was important for me as a woman, I wanted it to feel authentic, so no one can say a woman can't do that," she said. "I'm going to be 42 in August, very proud to say, ladies."

The training she underwent for the film was not easy as she chipped two teeth during her combat training.

"I went through the first two surgeries before we started the film, and then I wrapped the movie and had another two surgeries and I still have one more."