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Paula chose to go topless in 2 Guns

Paula Patton has revealed it was her idea to go topless for her love scenes in 2 Guns - but she got husband Robin Thicke's blessing first.

The Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol beauty stars opposite Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in the action comedy about a pair of undercover agents brought together to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions of dollars in the film.

Paula, who has been married to chart-topper Robin since 2005, plays Denzel's character's lover and admitted she hates it when people keep their underwear on for sex scenes as it's unrealistic.

The 37-year-old actress revealed: "It actually was my idea and they didn't really know I was going to do it.

"I kept thinking about this scene, and thinking 'Gosh, these two have been lovers for a long time, they've just made love.' It seemed odd and unnatural for her to put a shirt on.

"And one of my pet peeves is seeing people in bed with a bra on, I just don't understand it."

"So I actually called my husband and said, 'I think that I shouldn't wear anything on top for this scene', and he said, 'Go for it, it's all about the art.'

"So I came to set and I said to Baltasar Kormakur [the director] and Denzel, 'I'm not going to be wearing a top. It doesn't seem natural.' And Denzel was like, 'Well I'm not going to wear a top then either!' So that was it!"

Paula also revealed she would love to return to work on Mission: Impossible 5, but she's not giving anything away.

She said: "I adore Tom [Cruise]. We just had a blast making that movie, so I would love to do it again, yes."

:: 2 Guns opens in cinemas on Friday, August 16.

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