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Inbetweeners' Laura reveals her naked terror

Laura Haddock says she felt vulnerable filming nude scenes for new Fox show Da Vinci's Demons, but she was distracted by funny directions.

The star of The Inbetweeners Movie (opens in new tab) plays Lucrezia Donati in the new fantasy drama based on the life of the great artist and genius Leonardo Da Vinci (played by Monroe's Tom Riley).

Laura said: "Of course it's scary and you feel very vulnerable - as a human being, not as a character or an actor - as a human being you go, 'Are we all right?' And then you honour the script and you honour the characters and you honour the story."

She added: "It's never comfortable. You can talk it to death and then you get to the day and you go 'Oh my God, tell me a funny story! I don't want to look at you!'"

The stars also revealed creator and director of the show David S Goyer - writer of The Dark Knight Trilogy - would shout directions during the sex scenes, that distracted them from any awkwardness.

Laura revealed: "He'd scream 'Flip her over!' and 'Just do it!' and then fly in with some horrendous story to make us feel comfortable and you'd go, 'OK, this is just fun.'"

The drama, which also stars Lara Pulver and Blake Ritson, sees Leonardo caught up in the feuding families of 15th-century Florence.

Da Vinci's Demons premieres on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10pm on Fox.

 

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.