Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt gets “totally, completely naked” for her new movie The Sessions.
The 49-year-old actress, who is already generating Oscar buzz for her new role, said that she got completely naked while filming some of the intimate scenes for her new movie.
”This poet had polio at age six. At 37, he’s told he won’t live much longer. With an iron lung, can only turn his head at a 90-degree angle, he wants to experience sexual life for the first time. That’s when a professional sex surrogate is called in. I play the sex surrogate. The material created a vulnerability. I personally felt extremely vulnerable.”
Hunt said that she didn’t want to use any body make-up because she thinks its “creepy” and decided to do the scene completely naked.
”No body make-up, because that gets sticky and creepy. So I did it naked. All naked. Butt naked. Totally completely naked. Naked beyond just naked. My jaw dropped at the prospect. When I was about to take my clothes off, my palms started to sweat.”
The Sessions is based on the autobiographical writings of Mark O’Brien. Hunt plays Cheryl Cohen Greene, the real life sex surrogate that took O’Brien’s virginity.
Hunt said that Greene has seen the film and loved it.
‘The day we met she quickly jumped into the shower because she had a therapy session due with a 70-year-old man … She loved the finished film because she got her message through and said the things she wanted to say.”
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