Dame Emma Thompson is set to have her first on-screen nude scenes in her latest film, but reveals she’s never been asked to do them before because it “doesn’t fit” what male executives think people want to see.
The 63-year-old actress stars in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, where she plays a 55-year-old retired widow who hires a sex worker to help her finally have an orgasm.
Created by writer Katy Brand and director Sophie Hyde, the film tells the story of a retired physical education teacher seeking the human connection and play that she was deprived of in her marriage to her late husband.
It will be the first time Dame Emma has ever come out on camera, as she told The Times she’s “never really been offered” sex scenes in movies before, and has played “good” women.
She added: “I have never settled for the shape or look of someone who they wanted to see naked. And by “them,” I mean male executives.
I’m too loud, not pretty enough, I don’t have the right body type. And, crikey, they constantly tell you what type of body you have.
Towards the end of the film, Dame Emma’s character stands naked in front of the mirror and examines her body, marveling at what she is capable of.
Dame Emma admitted that she has never been able to do the same without judging her body, explaining: “When I look in the mirror, I always try to make myself look ‘better’: turning to one side or the other, checking out my butt. , pulling something inside.
“Simply revealing my complete inability to accept my body as it is.”
The actress revealed that she had chosen to take on the role to address taboos related to female sexuality and pleasure.
She explained: ‘The energy that comes from one’s perennial fury at what is done in the world, particularly to women, but all the injustices.
‘It informs my decisions and my writing and everything I do. Maybe it would be good to ignore it. But for me, it’s just not possible.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande opens in theaters on June 17.
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