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Thursday 28 August 2014

Paula Patton’s topless secret

Paula Patton

Paula Patton kept her topless 2 Guns scene a secret until the last minute.

The American actress plays the love interest of the 58-year-old star in the new comedy action film. In one particular scene Paula thought it appropriate to go the extra mile by removing her bra to make it more convincing.

The brunette beauty failed to mention this to director Baltasar Kormákur or Denzel and decided to surprise them after getting the go ahead from husband Robin Thicke.

"I was like, 'There's a scene where they've just made love. They've been long-time lovers and they're having this conversation. It doesn't make sense for her to be clothed,'" she told collider.com. "In wardrobe fittings, we had come up with bra and underwear sets. The night before, I called my husband because I thought that was a respectful thing to do, and I said, 'What do you think babe? Will you be cool with it? I just want to make sure.' And he said, 'Absolutely! Go for it!'

"So, I went to set that day and said, 'I'm not gonna be wearing a top,' and the director and Denzel said, 'Excuse me?! Hold on a second, I don't understand.' … You just can't take yourself too seriously, especially in comedy."

Paula felt honoured to be working with such a famous cast, which also includes Mark Wahlberg and James Marsden. Playing the role of Deb also made her realise how lucky she is to have a settled home life.

"I live vicariously through my girlfriends, so yes. I'm sometimes like, 'That sounds hilarious, and like so much fun!' But obviously, I'm very grateful and thankful to have the husband that I do. We have a lot of fun together. I'd be lying to say it doesn't make me appreciate that," she smiled.

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