Kelly Brook has revealed that stripping down to her underwear in Keith Lemon: The Film was her own idea.
The 32-year-old actress and model told The Sun she was shocked when Leigh Francis sent her the script for his movie and she found she wasn’t required to strip off – so she insisted.
Kelly said: “I got the script, but there was no part where I was in underwear. There was nothing remotely like that.
“It was always Keith referencing sexy things. So I said to Leigh, ‘You have not got one scene where I am in my underwear, which is probably what I am most famous for in the UK.’
“He goes, ‘Well, we didn’t want to ask you.’ And I was like, ‘Listen, I think you should do it. When I walk down the corridor, you can put me in slow-mo, give me a wind machine and let me do my thing.'”
Kelly added: “I was thinking, ‘Why am I trying to sell it to them?’ Most actresses try to talk themselves out of these scenes, but that’s where I am generous.”
The Piranha 3D star has learned to accept that people see her as a model.
She said: “I love being on set, I love working in films, I love working on TV. I am lucky – every year I get a goody. I am not doing too badly for someone who is not an actress.
“Of course I’m an actress, but I think people have a hard time calling me one. I am not sure what qualifies you to call yourself an actress.
“I went to acting school, I have had two West End plays, 12 films and a handful of TV shows and I still can’t call myself an actress, apparently. They see all the glamour girls and me on the cover of magazines.”