Reason 174: He gets very nervous when he has to shoot sex scenes.
“It’s awkward enough just having the other person in the room. Never mind having 30 guys in pairs of jeans, with their arms folded going: “Is that really how you do it?” (screencap above) It’s very intimidating.” — About shooting sex scenes in ‘House’.
"I think Hugh was in complete denial that the first episode of season 7 we’d require the amount of intimacy that it did. And horrified that he had to wear no clothes for most of it, as did I." Lisa Edelstein on "Now What" (House)
-I: What did you do to put Leighton at ease during some of the most uncomfortable moments on set?
Hugh Laurie: No, listen… I was…
Alia Shawkat: (Shakes head) No! It was the other way around!
Hugh Laurie: It was completely the other way around. Leighton ran that… side of things.
Leighton: When we were doing our love scene… he was like “Do you you know those little mask things that you put on your eyes so when you, at the beggining of the day, so you have like no —- Can I have that for my whole body? Please!” And I was like, “Ok this is gonna be great”-