Helen Mirren Wanted To Hurt Herself To Avoid A Nude Scene In ‘The Savage Messiah’
Beautiful Helen Mirren is still known as the bombshell of Hollywood but she once considered harming herself in order to avoid a nude scene. The veteran actress is popular for comfortably stripping off onscreen but there was a time when she was not willing to do so for Ken Russell's ‘The Savage Messiah’.
It so happened that the Oscar winner beauty was to go full naked for the 1972 release but she was unwilling to do so as she thought it to be a embarrassing situation.
"The day I had to do that nude scene, where I had to walk completely b**lock naked down a flight of stairs, was awful. It was early days and I was so mortified, embarrassed and unhappy about it," she said.
"I remember that morning looking out of my trailer, this funky little caravan thing and wondered if I threw myself off the top step of the trailer I could manage to break my leg and not have to do the scene! I wouldn't like to do that today," she said.
Meanwhile, Mirren also insisted that going nude in front of camera is not as easy as it seems.
"It's never comfortable. The best thing would be if all the crew took their clothes off too and then you'd feel fine but it's never comfortable to be the only one without clothes on."