The Private Benjamin beauty left her then-husband BILL HUDSON and young son OLIVER in Hollywood to spend several months in Italy filming the comedy, despite a limited knowledge of the Latin language.
In her autobiography A LOTUS GROWS IN THE MUD, Hawn recalls, "There was the strain of working in a country where the sexual politics are very different from Hollywood.
"In one scene, where I fell into a fountain, the director positioned the camera so low that he was filming up my skirt.
"Then he demanded that my Italian co-star (Giancarlo Giannini) and I do a scene in which we stimulated sex naked in a hammock. When I refused, he cursed at me at length in Italian. The only word I understood was Madonna, which I took to mean that I was a prude."09/05/2005 17:15