HEROES actress Ali Larter wept tears of despair before her whipped cream bikini scene in the 1999 movie Varsity Blues.
Larter played Paul Walker's on-screen girlfriend Darcy in the teen comedy and was forced to smother herself with the dairy product for the infamous scene.
The 31-year-old former model says, "That was my first scene in Varsity Blues and I had no clue what I was supposed to do. I knew if I started crying it would be hard to stop - so I cried for seven hours solid before filming started."
Larter has since stripped bare and lap danced for scenes in the U.S. television show Heroes.
She admits, despite her outpouring of emotion, "The scene must have worked OK because so many people remember it."
Former DAWSON'S CREEK star James Van Der Beek is to return to the football field to play a pro-athlete in the upcoming US adaptation of British TV drama FOOTBALLER'S WIVES.
It's not the first time the actor has suited up to play an American footballer - Van Der Beek played a high school quarterback in Varsity Blues.
She recalls, "He was so nice and I was so nervous that I kept ordering double cosmos! He made me really nervous, so I'm pounding 'em back just to deal with it.
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