Sexy actress Amanda Peet was shocked at how nervous she got while filming a love scene with KIERAN CULKIN - because he was 12 years her junior.

Peet, 31, stars in indie flick Igby Goes Down with Culkin, now 20 - and was so intent on keeping the youngster comfortable whilst shooting the intimate scene, she ended up making herself more nervous.

She laughs, "I was so immature and he was so mature! I was very giggly. I was thinking, 'I have to make Kieran comfortable,' and we got to the set and he was the one who was all like, 'Okay, sweetheart.'

"He's very protective. He was 19 but was an old soul. I can't tell you how much I adore him."

29/05/2003 13:30