Saving a virgin Forrest
AVC: … [Hardy’s character] is quite reluctant to have sex, to the extent that Chastain’s character really has to take him by the hand.
Nick Cave: At some point we decided that Forrest was a virgin, and that seemed really interesting, that this guy was not that interested in that kind of thing, or his ability to love or his problems of intimacy were acute. There’s this guy who’s looking after, holding everything together, doesn’t have time for sex, I think. Or not so much he doesn’t have time, but that there’s no room for another female. Another female he sees as a direct threat to his position as the matriarch…