Asylum sex scenes made Natasha cry
Arthur J Pais | August 18, 2005 17:08 IST
AsylumThe sex scenes in the harrowing, riveting movie Asylum were so strong, confesses actress Natasha Richardson, that she cried a couple of times in her trailer to let off the tension.
"They were raw, and I knew they had to be there in the film for a purpose," the 42-year-old actress, also one of the film's executive producers, says. "And yet, I found the intensity of it all was too much. Those scenes messed with your head."
She knew it, she admits, that doing the scenes "behind the bed sheets would not do it. You know you are pretending, and yet you cannot but help feel overwhelmed by them."
David Mackenzie, who directed the film, created quite a furor with the nude scenes in his previous film, Young Adam, which also received very good reviews.
"David is a very rigorous director," Richardson says. "He picked up on everything; he pushed me very hard."
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