Emma Thompson opened up the “difficulty” of filming nude scenes “at my age”.
The 62-year-old talked about rehearsing “completely nude” and filming the panorama for Good luck to you, Leo Grande.
The upcoming comedy stars Thompson as a teacher who hires a sex worker in hopes of experiencing her first orgasm.
According to Thompson, one scene in the film sees her character “standing in front of a mirror all alone and she’s taking off her cloak”.
About her decision to shoot the scene, the actor said Weekly entertainment: “It’s tough being naked at 62.”
“I don’t think I can do that before my age,” she said. And of course, the age I’m at makes it incredibly difficult because we’re not used to seeing unprocessed bodies on screen. “
The Oscar-winner also spoke of the “terrible demands” on women both in the real world and acting.
“Nothing has changed in the terrifying demands placed on women in the real world as in acting,” she said.
“This slimming is still the same as it was before, and actually in some ways I think it’s worse now.”
Thompson star opposite Peaky Blinders‘Daryl McCormick in Good luck to you, Leo Grande, will be released later this year.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/emma-thompson-nude-scene-b1999230.html Emma Thompson on the ‘challenge’ of filming full frontal nudity ‘at my age’