Dominic West drawn by Bond beauty
Dominic West has joked that he signed up for new film Centurion to be near former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko.
The Wire star plays the lead in the historical thriller about the lost Roman Ninth Legion, who went to Scotland who try to wipe out the Picts tribes, with Ukrainian-born Olga portraying a mute warrior.
"I have to say, I did enjoy rolling around in the mud with Olga Kurylenko, that was why I wanted to do the film - unfortunately she turned up with a 15ft pike and I never managed to get near her," he told FHM.
He added: "She's very enthusiastic, warm-hearted and effusive. I like her a lot."
Brit actor Dominic, who is known for playing hard-drinking US detective Jimmy McNulty in The Wire, reckoned the show has changed his life.
"It's the only reason most people want to talk to me," he said.
"It has certainly changed my career, it's brought me a bit of recognition. It's great that a lot of people of all ages and backgrounds are digging it."