Actor Russell Crowe has revealed the real reason his new movie EUCALYPTUS
was axed - he refused to pose for a full-frontal nude shot.
The Australian film - in which Crowe was due to star opposite fellow
antipodean NICOLE KIDMAN - was cancelled suddenly last week (begs14FEB05), amid
rumours of a bust-up between its stars and the director Jocelyn Moorhouse.
But Crowe insists he balked at the idea of exposing himself on camera -
even though he was offered a prosthetic appendage.
He says, "I was taken aback at the addition of a scene requiring me to
expose my penis to the young QUEEN ELIZABETH."
Crowe also laughs off rumours of a rift between him and Kidman - who was
also reported to be angry at his recent criticism of actors who appear in
He says, "What next? Perhaps I wanted to play Nicole's role as well. Yes
that must be it, Crowe needed nicer skirts."