Best-selling author Louis De Bernieres added a sex scene to the movie version of his novel CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN - so he could see Penelope Cruz nude.

It was widely believed producers added the steamy scene featuring leading lady Cruz to boost box office interest - but the English author confesses he was the guilty party.

De Bernieres says, "I just wanted an excuse to see Penelope Cruz naked on set!"

07/05/2003 13:34