Ie MacDowell has been working in movies for more than 30 years, with many a daring role on her résumé – “Sex, lies and videotape,” “Short Cuts” and “The End of Violence” – to go alongside her turns in beloved mainstream hits like “Groundhog Day” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”
The model-turned-actress recently revealed that she has a nude scene in her next film, “Love After Love.”.
“I’m not one to take my clothes off in a movie,” MacDowell is quoted as saying.
“Not that I’m a prude or anything, but I think I grew up in a time w most actresses would get body doubles. I was always very conscious of what my children thought. I never wanted to do anything to embarrass them.”
With her kids now grown – and acting themselves – their mother feels free to be bold.
“I’m not the kind of person who’s excited about walking around without my clothes on. … And after all of that worrying about taking my clothes off, it didn’t even affect me in the least, seeing myself naked. What affected me more was to see how sad I looked.”
That to me made me feel more vulnerable that being naked.
MacDowell has been getting strong reviews out of Tribeca for her performance in “Love After Love” as a grieving woman coping with a terrible loss.
It’s Russell Harbaugh’s directorial debut, and its official theatrical release date has yet to be determined.