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Thursday 18 December 2014

Brook: Lemon sexy scene was my idea

Kelly Brook says people don't see her as an actress
Kelly Brook says people don't see her as an actress

Kelly Brook has revealed that stripping down to her underwear in Keith Lemon: The Film was her own idea.

The 32-year-old lingerie 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 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."

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