Lipstick Jungle's Robert Buckley Calls Love Scenes 'Cirque du Soleil'

Lipstick Jungle's Robert Buckley Calls Love Scenes 'Cirque du Soleil'
Robert Buckley and Kim Raver on Lipstick Jungle

updated 10/29/2008 at 09:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/29/2008 12:50PM

In his role on Lipstick Jungle, Robert Buckley gets to exercise his acting skills – and his flexibility.

"We are like the Cirque du Soleil of sex," says the actor, 27, whose character, hunky photographer Kirby, romances Kim Raver's magazine editor Nico.

"This season we've done it standing up, laying down," Buckley says of the on-camera action.

Now that he's in his second season of the NBC series (which is moving to Fridays at 10 p.m.), filming love scenes doesn't make Buckley nervous anymore. "By the fifth time, you’re like ... whatever," he says. "And Kim's great. We just laugh our way through it.”

Buckley, who spoke to PEOPLE at the launch party for the new Blackberry Bold on Tuesday night, says his personal life involves less action. "I'm single," he admits, but adds he has his "fingers crossed" that he'll meet someone special.

What does he look for in a woman? "Easygoing, demented sense of humor, trust fund, aesthetic perfection ... the usual," he jokes.

He does have a dating dealbreaker: "One girl told me she didn't like eating; if she could just take a pill instead of eating a meal, she would," he recalls.

"It was the day before our first date, and I remember looking at her and thinking, 'Okay, it's done before it started.' "

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