Actress Natalie Portman has insisted that she was convinced that nude scenes were required for her upcoming film Hotel Chevalier
Portman, who requested director Mike Nichols to cut the nudity from Closer and used a body double for Goya's Ghosts, said that she felt it was right to do bare scenes in the latest film.
"I don't know why, exactly. Sometimes you make rules for yourself and sometimes those rules are made to be broken. You have to test things out and see what works for you, and this felt right," the Hollywood Reporter quoted her, as saying.
The Academy-award nominated star also said that she urged director Wes Anderson to give her a chance to work with him.
"I begged Wes to work with me and show me a script. I really loved it. He has the finest taste possible," she said.
Hotel Chevalier acts as a prologue to Anderson's 2007 feature The Darjeeling Limited.
(China Daily/Agencies October 24, 2007)