By Amanda Michelle Steiner
Updated December 16, 2015 at 10:16 PM EST
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Late Night with Seth Meyers - Season 5

As any actor will tell you, filming sex scenes is a less-than-glamorous undertaking. But Jennifer Lawrence had more one reason to be “paranoid” about getting between the onscreen sheets with her married Passengers costar Chris Pratt: she didn’t want to come across as a “predator.”

“You don’t know what to do!” she told Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s Late Night, explaining that you never know whether you’re going in enough or whether you’re being too aggressive — and your “worst nightmare” is accidentally going too far.

Still, she said that she didn’t discuss the mechanics of the scene with Pratt prior to filming, because what are you going to say? “‘What do you think, are you gonna hump me once? Are you gonna be on top?’ You don’t talk about it at all!”

The Joy actress does have one pre-filming ritual, however: Alcohol. Lots of it.

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