Julie Walters was deeply embarrassed to film an intimate love scene with handsome young actor PAUL NICHOLLS - and felt she should have paid for the pleasure.

OSCAR nominated Julie, 53, is filming THE CANTERBURY TALES with the hunky 24-year-old, but found the sex scenes a humbling experience.

Julie explains, "I have the biggest underwear on. Big knickers and a bra that started at my neck and went down to my waist, just to hide everything. I didn't want to embarrass Paul and we were both nervous.

"On the first day we were making love in the caravan. On the second we had a big bed in the studio. There I was with this gorgeous young man - I should have been paying the BBC!"

08/08/2003 14:05