Sex sells — and Caviezel's unwillingness to film loves scenes makes him an unattractive bid for pretty much any movie aimed at adults. "I have a hard time getting naked on film," Caviezel explained. "I don't believe in it. I don't think it's right. In my faith, I'm taught that abstinence is important … You're never gonna see my butt on film unless I'm in the Holocaust, walking around."
Nevertheless, Caviezel had to film a love scene with Jennifer Lopez in 2001's romantic drama Angel Eyes; he made it clear from the get-go that he wasn't appearing as God made him. "I just said, 'Look, put a top on her. I'm gonna keep my shorts on, she's gonna keep hers on. Get the camera and shoot around it.' And that's out of devotion, love, and respect to my wife."
Polish-American actress Dagmara Dominczyk also filmed a love scene with Caviezel in The Count of Monte Cristo and thinks the actor's unwillingness to shoot even PG-13 love scenes is a bit too much "Jim took me aside," she explained, "and said, 'You know, I'm married and very faithful.' And I said, 'Jim, it's a Disney movie. I'm not gonna grab your crotch!'"