Desperation for work drove McGregor to pose nude

April 19th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin  

London, April 19 (IANS) Scottish actor Ewan McGregor was so desperate to land his second movie role that he agreed to pose nude and be covered in paint for the “The Pillow Book” in 1996. McGregor let acclaimed director Peter Greenway shoot him fully nude with Chinese writing all over his body just so that he could make it in Hollywood, reports.

He recounts Greenway’s requests: “He said, `Would you be prepared (to be) naked and (allow) us to shoot any part of your naked body?’ … And I said, ‘Yes’ so I got the job. I had to have all of this Chinese, beautiful calligraphy painted all over my body and I’d come in at four in the morning. So I’d lie down and fall asleep and they’d paint my front.”

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