Kebbel Describes What It’s Like to Film a Love Scene with ‘DJ’

Returning this summer for her second season on Ballers, Arielle Kebbel makes working in her home state extra hot.

As Tracy Legette on HBO’s Ballers, Arielle Kebbel brings the sexy to the sports world, playing the sassy love interest of Dwayne Johnson’s character on the hit show set in Miami. Sometimes, though, it gets a little too steamy. “One time, DJ and I were doing a love scene and I was getting sweaty,” Kebbel says. “When we called cut, I realized one of my pasties had transferred from me to him in the midst of it all, so we had to take a moment to reset.”

Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, Kebbel spent her childhood either in the water or riding horses, she says. Today she loves filming in Miami, which she calls “an additional character on our show.” Along with Ballers, which returns for its second season on July 17, Kebbel is starring in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Freed, in which she plays Gia Matteo. “She is so spicy and causes all sorts of drama,” the actress says. “For me, it’s fun to play in that world.”

While Fifty Shades Freed was shot in Vancouver, Kebbel hopes her next project returns her to the South Florida sun. “I heard they’re making a Bad Boys 3,” she says. “Bring me back to Miami!”

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