Teenager Hailee Steinfeld to bare all in new film

Updated: Jun 07, 2011, 09:37 AM IST

London: Oscar nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld is at the centre of a controversy after it was reported that she will be shooting a risque sex scene in her next, `Romeo and Juliet`.

The `True Grit` star will appear naked in the modern adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, which she signed up to earlier this year, reported a website.

A leaked copy of the film`s script, written by Julian Fellowes, has revealed the scene.

Fellowes has already defended his decision, saying he wanted to have an age-appropriate actor, just like the Shakespeare originals.

"I wanted Hailee because she is the perfect age. Juliet is at that stage of... what you might call a child/woman. Just like Hailee herself is," he said.

"My version is a romantic story, one that keeps pretty true to Shakespeare but is, I hope, more accessible," he added.

It has not been revealed whether or not body doubles will be used.

Steinfeld`s grown-up role comes after she was also named the new face of fashion house Miu Miu last month.

PTI