The Entourage actor starred in the 2009 comedy, and is seen canoodling with a stripper in one scene - but the shoot was more difficult than it appeared for Piven.
He explains, "She scissored my head with her legs and started jamming my neck. The problem is I had this massive monologue and she's wrenching my neck and cutting off all the oxygen to my brain.
"It's an interesting experiment because when you have a massive monologue you obviously have to stay on top of your lines, rattle it off and make it look improvisational.
"But when you have no oxygen, it's a bit of a problem. So it was a challenge and it was really fun and difficult at the same time."