Spanish star Penelope Cruz's naked scenes in new film ELEGY were all shot behind closed doors.
The actress strips for intimate moments with her onscreen lover Sir Ben Kingsley, and director Isabel Coixet insisted everyone left the set for the awkward part of the shoot.
Cruz reveals, "Nobody else but the director was in the room. She was operating the camera and we could hear her breathing. There was nobody else on the set ever.
"The set was lit by the director of photography and Isabel operated the camera. Then it was just the sound person, myself and Ben."
And the intimate setting helped Cruz through one of the toughest scenes she has ever had in a movie: "Telling Kepesh (Kingsley's character) that my character (Consuela) had cancer was the most terrifying scene for me in that movie.
"It helped for such an emotionally exhausting scene that there were only four people there on the set."