The 'Pushing Tin' star reveals more than she intended in her new movie

By Liane Bonin
Updated April 29, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Let Gwyneth Paltrow portray hypersensitive Shakespearean heroines. Angelina Jolie, who stars as a hard-drinking, bed-hopping floozy in ”Pushing Tin,” says she lept at the chance to tramp it up on the big screen. ”My character’s very loose, and I loved that,” the 23-year-old says. ”After getting stuck in this tough girl thing because of ‘Gia,’ it was great to play a woman who loved men and sex and was just so physical about it.”

But during filming, Jolie may have gotten a little TOO physical. A love scene unexpectedly became a nude scene for the actress thanks to some slipshod underwear. ”I was going to have my bra on during the scene, but what happened was that, when I laid down, my breasts came out of the bra,” Jolie explains. ”I wasn’t even aware of it.”

Jolie decided not to reshoot the scene despite the costuming slipup. ”I’ve spent enough time in England that I don’t see nudity as really shocking, and I don’t see my own breasts as being that f—ing stunning, so I’m like, whatever,” she explains, also noting that, even with her unexpected exposure, the scene as shot was much tamer than the full-frontal nudity the script originally called for.

Ultimately, the actress saw the accidental exposure as the rare gaff that actually improves the scene. ”There was something very sad about her being exposed,” Jolie says. ”Her problem was that she was seen as an object, and that was causing her sadness. So, I think if you’re looking at my breasts in that scene and not the tears running down my face, that explains everything.”

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