Lara Pulver is not afraid to suffer for her craft and the stunning actress has admitted that she spent a whopping eight hours filming her naked scene for BBC drama Sherlock.
The 31 year old English star caused quite the stir when she appeared on the cult series earlier this year, in her rather fetching birthday suit. We still don’t know how Benedict Cumberbatch managed to deliver his lines!
Lara became a fan favourite, after she wore just a pair of high heeled Louboutin shoes and classy diamond earrings and she commanded our respect even more, when we discovered that she opted not to wear the normal modesty preserving stick on bra pads and flesh coloured pants.
In a new interview with The Evening Standard, the brunette beauty insisted that the naked body is nothing to be embarrassed about and explained:
‘I think the human form is something to celebrate. And you don’t actually see anything anyway.’
‘That’s why we spent eight hours shooting that scene because if you saw a tiny bit of nipple…
‘It is so cleverly shot by [director] Paul McGuigan, that it is what you don’t see that makes your imagination go crazy.’
The unflappable actress went on to reveal that she was surprised by the amount of guidelines and dictacts issued by channel bosses before she filmed the scenes and continued:
‘Our producer was going through it with the BBC: “So you can have one out-of-focus buttock but not two out-of-focus buttocks.’ It was kinda hilarious what she had to adhere to.”‘
Lara also admitted that she was excited about playing Irene Adler in the iconic detective drama, because she hoped that if she got the role right, it would go down a storm with Benedict’s large and very ardent fanbase.
She was also slightly worried that they would respond jealously to her interactions with their idol and said:
‘I thought I would get lovers of Benedict going, “He can’t have a love interest” but it was the complete opposite.”
‘I think they enjoyed the match of the two of us.
‘If it had just been about a sexual attraction, people would have thought: “Why her? There are people who are more beautiful.”‘
Pulver also recently admitted that she would love to return to Sherlock and would be completely open to rejoining the cast, when the third series starts filming in 2013.
However, she has quashed rumours that she will be playing the Doctor in Doctor Who any time soon, saying that it was a pure coincidence that she was working in Wales, when the most recent series of the BBC Sci-Fi show was being filmed.
Would you like to see Holmes and Adler in a rematch in the next series of Sherlock? Leave your comments below.
Also, if you are a fan of the show, then you’ll be glad to know that Benedict has promised fans he won’t be leaving any time soon and with that in mind, you should definitely check out this great fan run Facebook page for the show. It will keep you up to date with all the latest related news and gossip over the next few series’ at least!