Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has said she was embarrassed to see a naked computer-generated image of herself in her new film.

The 32-year-old actress plays the role of a seductive villain in animated film Beowulf.

The star, who has previously done racy scenes in movies such as Original Sin, told journalists that she blushed when she saw her animated body.

Jolie said: "I got a little shy. I was really surprised that I felt that exposed.

"There are certain moments where I felt actually shy – and called home, just to explain that the fun movie that I had done that was digital animation was, in fact, a little different than [what] we expected," she added.

The Tomb Raider star also told reporters that she was carrying her baby Shiloh at the time she was doing scenes for the animated film.

Speaking at a press conference for the movie, she said: "I was three months pregnant. You wouldn't know. We did the mapping of my body before. It was a pleasure."

Jolie added that she managed to balance her career with family commitments by taking turns with her partner Brad Pitt on movie assignments.

The actress has three adopted children as well as a biological daughter, Shiloh, with Pitt.

05/11/2007 07:18:01