Sally Phillips has revealed that she deliberately wore extra layers of clothing when she reluctantly agreed to a sex scene with Vinnie Jones in the 2001 film Mean Machine.
Speaking to the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden, the 52-year-old actress said: “There was a scene where Time Out [magazine] called “the shortest, most gratuitous sex scene in movie history.”
“I swear I was just having sex with Vinnie Jones behind a desk for no apparent reason, and I was terrified of this because I’ve never been the grand beauty and have always had crippling body shyness.
“And so I had a plot with the girls in Costume. I had tons of layers and little, neat buttons, so Vinnie literally couldn’t unwrap me.
“And he said, ‘Ah, f*** this for a game of soldiers,’ and just shoved my head under the desk, making it more unnecessary.”
Shy: Sally Phillips has revealed she deliberately wore extra layers of clothing when she reluctantly agreed to a sex scene with Vinnie Jones in the movie Mean Machine in 2001
It comes after Sally opened up about her eldest son Olly’s diagnosis of Down syndrome, while praising his “amazing” emotional abilities.
The Miranda star is an advocate for the Down syndrome community and has teamed up with several charities as well as the BBC for a documentary in 2016.
In a new interview with Big problem on Thursday, the star spoke sweetly about her son Olly, 18, and his diagnosis.
Sally revealed that despite other people thinking “the world had ended” at the time, Olly has grown up to be generous and kind-hearted.
She said, “Everyone around me acted like the world had ended, and that didn’t help.
‘My son has an amazing ability to see what really matters to the other person. He is the one who finds the person left out in a group.
“He’ll see when I’m unhappy before I realize it.” He’s not magic. He’s just a boy. But he’s very emotionally aware.’
The Alan Partridge actress shares sons Olly, 18, Luke, 16, and Tom, 11, with ex-husband Andrew Barmejo, who she was married to between 2003 and 2017.
She further revealed that some of her happiest moments in her life were dancing along with her three sons to Shakira’s Waka Waka in Olly’s bedroom when the boys were little.
Olly was not diagnosed with Down syndrome until he was 10 days old, with the newborn not feeding and losing weight rapidly, from 8 pounds to 3 pounds.
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that typically causes some degree of learning disability and certain physical characteristics.
Screening tests can reveal Down syndrome during pregnancy, but are not completely accurate.
It is caused by an extra chromosome in a baby’s cell due to a genetic change in the sperm or egg.
Sweet words: It comes after Sally opened up about her eldest son Olly’s diagnosis of Down syndrome, while praising his “amazing” emotional abilities
Family: Sally is pictured with her sons Olly, Luke and Tom (now 18, 16 and 11) in 2018
Close: The actress revealed that others thought the world was ‘going to end’ when Olly was diagnosed, but they’ve gone from strength to strength
In a 2020 interview with Giovanna Fletcher about her Happy mommy happy baby podcast, Sally said she wanted Olly to have two siblings because she “didn’t want to leave one sibling behind as a caretaker.”
Speaking of when she was told Olly had Down syndrome, she said: “We got called back to the emergency room and the doctor said, ‘I’m just going to run some tests for Down’s syndrome.’ What did I say?” and he said “I’m sorry” and I just went into shock.
“The shock I got was shaking and the actress part of me was like this is so interesting. I flutter like I’m trying to make an impression of a goose trying to take off from a lake, it’s so strange. Then they had to draw blood from my baby.
Sally said that while she was initially ‘devastated’, her and her family’s lives make more ‘meaningful’ of having Olly, and offered advice to parents of children with Down syndrome.
She said, “The way it goes is it’s a huge shock, and you feel devastated for a while, but not only does everyone adjust, but often their lives are more meaningful and happier because the person with Down syndrome is there.” is. It.
‘Within a certain period, within a year. I think presenting it as a great tragedy hinders parental bonding.
“I think it’s just really important that it’s presented to parents as, ‘Listen, you’re going to feel really bad and really scared for a while, but it’s rare that people aren’t happy with their new family member.'”