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Thursday 5 March 2015

Browning: New film's not for kids!

Emily Browning plays the lead role in new film Sleeping Beauty
Emily Browning plays the lead role in new film Sleeping Beauty

Emily Browning has warned that her upcoming film, Sleeping Beauty, is not family-friendly.

Fans have assumed that Julia Leigh's independent movie is based on the classic fairytale, but the Sucker Punch actress said otherwise.

"People come up to me and say: 'Finally, a film that my six-year-old daughter can watch!' No, not really! People have assumed that I'm finally doing a film that their youngest daughter can watch," she said.

Instead, Julia's directorial debut - which was overseen by Jane Campion - is more of an erotic drama.

"It's about a girl who falls into this really niche area of prostitution, where she is drugged willingly and while she sleeps, people do things to her. It's a nice family film - not!" she explained.

"It does loosely follow that narrative of Sleeping Beauty - the idea of the untouchable kind of princess. There are a lot of sleeping scenes and it is kind of her awakening from that rest in a way, which is strange."

Emily, who plays the lead role, advised there are a number of revealing scenes.

"It has a lot of nudity but it's not sexy nudity; it's kind of disturbing nudity, generally. It's the antithesis of (Sucker Punch) because there's nothing polished or cool about the sexuality. It's pretty raw," she said.

Sleeping Beauty is expected to be released this year.

:: Sucker Punch is in cinemas now.

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