Anne Hathaway willing to bare all onscreen

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 14:21 PM IST

London: Hollywood beauty Anne Hathaway accepts the fact that she has to get naked as an actress and believes every actor should be prepared to strip if the role requires nudity.

The `Princess Diaries` star, who recently posed nude for a number of scenes in her film `Love & Other Drugs` alongside actor Jake Gyllenhaal has no qualms to strip in front of the cameras and completely relies on her co-stars to help her overcome any pre-scene nerves, Bang Showbiz reported.

"Doing nudity is really a part of being an actor and you know at some point it might happen. But everyone wants to be respectful of each other and everyone wants each other to feel as comfortable as possible so I think those days have a focus," said Hathaway.

"In this film (`Love & Other Drugs`) we really approached it from a very prepared place. We discussed what we wanted to do beforehand and what we were comfortable with, we traded references from other films to establish an index of communicational references that we share. So by the time we came to do the scenes we were very well prepared," said the 28-year-old actress.

Though Hathaway is comfortable with nudity she found many lovemaking sequences difficult to film with her co-star Gyllenhaal in `Love & Other Drugs`.

"Some of the intimate scenes required even more trust and were even more difficult to get to and work through - to get yourself into that place and sustain it for a long period of time to be able to return back to those emotions again and again and again. Physical challenges are one thing but to actually leave yourself open and to mean it I find quite difficult some days," she added.

PTI