Actor Geoffrey Rush found sex scenes with Charlize Theron tricky on the set of new movie THE LIFE AND DEATH OF Peter Sellers - because he was worried about his chest wig falling off.

The SHINE star had to wear the hairpiece to look more like PETER SELLERS, but it affected his performance during more intimate shots.

He says, "Peter Sellers was a very hirsute man. I am not at all, so it was tampered by us not wanting my stick-on chest piece to come off.

"Those scenes hopefully look like a couple of people frantically involved with each other doing amyl nitrate, but when you are doing take after take it becomes like a stunt sequence.

"It's more about hitting the marks and not banging her head on the bed and still making it look like a good time."

01/10/2004 14:00