Russian actor Mikhail Baryshnikov had no idea Sex And The City contained such graphic love scenes when he signed on to star in the hit US TV series.

Baryshnikov, who starred as artist ALEKSANDR PETROVSKY in the last season of Sex And The City, had not heard of the comedy and was left shocked and embarrassed when he sat down to watch it for the first time with his two children.

He says, "I was kind of amused, and shocked.

"At first I was watching it with my children. Then I said 'Children, out!'"