Belfast Telegraph

Jamie comfortable with sex scenes

Jamie Campbell Bower says he didn't feel a bit awkward filming sex scenes with Joely Richardson.

The 22-year-old Twilight hunk stars as the young Edward de Vere, who has an affair with Queen Elizabeth I, played by 46-year-old Joely, in new film Anonymous.

Jamie revealed: "They were fine. Very comfortable. You always have to be comfortable with the person you're doing those scenes with and Joely's a very fun lady. It was great."

Anonymous, directed by Independence Day's Roland Emmerich, presents the theory that William Shakespeare was not the author of Shakespeare's plays, but they were written by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, played by Rhys Ifans.

Jamie revealed he and Rhys - who play the same character at different stages of his life - did not confer much on the role.

He said: "We sat down beforehand and had a chat briefly. But I think it's a testament to the casting."

Vanessa Redgrave plays Queen Elizabeth I as an older woman while Joely, her real-life daughter, plays her in her younger days.

"Vanessa and Joely have said throughout this experience that you're not the same person when you're 17, 20 as you are when you're 52, 60, 70 or 80," Jamie said.

"But if we can try and validate a character and make him relevant by showing different stages of his life and an audience can relate to that then I think that's the main thing."


From Belfast Telegraph