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Saturday 29 November 2014

Cheadle still hates nude scenes

Don Cheadle confessed he doesn't like stripping off on camera
Don Cheadle confessed he doesn't like stripping off on camera

Don Cheadle has said he still finds nude scenes awkward every time, despite the amount he has done on House Of Lies.

The Iron Man 3 actor stars in the TV series where flashing the flesh is a regular part of the job, but admits he still finds it uncomfortable.

He said: "I'm never over nude scenes. I'm not an exhibitionist and every time I see the nudity rider in my trailer I'm like, 'Oh wow, I've got to do this again'. It's tricky, especially when you've just met the person. It never feels liberating but it might do at some point."

His children aren't too happy about the revealing scenes either: "My eldest daughter is going to be 18 so I told her now she can see my movies. She said, 'Aren't you naked in half the stuff? I don't want to see that'. Kids don't want to see their parents naked."

Don, 48, said keeping in shape is a big concern for the nude scenes: "In House Of Lies the occupational hazard is nudity. I've trained in martial arts and boxing to keep fit.

"I lived in the Mid West and when I moved to California I realised, 'Oh, this is how people eat'. I think I could have become tubby. I am mindful of the fact that for Iron Man 3 I had to squeeze into the suit and then in the TV show I had to squeeze into nothing."

Crash actor Don said he found super healthy Iron Man 3 co-star Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop helpful in the battle of the bulge.

He said: "I've been to Gwyneth's website a lot to make sure I'm doing the right things. Bread is the killer and who doesn't love something breaded, especially when you fry it and put salt on it."

:: Iron Man 3 is in cinemas now.

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