Matt Smith's skinny dip with Eva
Published 24/03/2010 | 15:11
Matt Smith has told of his shame at stripping naked to swim in the freezing sea during his first film scene with Eva Green.
The 27-year-old Doctor Who actor plays Thomas, the late husband of Eva's character, who she seeks to clone, in sci-fi thriller Womb.
Matt told The Sun: "We were on the north German coast and the script called for me to run into the Baltic without any clothes on, in the middle of b****y winter, it was the coldest I'd ever been and, of course, it just so happened to be my first scene with Eva."
He added: "I had to get out of the water and do the whole thing in front of her stark b*****k naked.
"That's not a good lot for any man, let me tell you."
Matt, who makes his Doctor Who debut on BBC One on April 3, was so cold he collapsed.
He explained: "They said I could use a double, but I'd worked myself up to do it so I went into the sea three times.
"The next shot we did, we were running along the beach and I was so frozen I couldn't move. I just hit the deck," he said.