London (ANI): Canadian filmmaker Vincenzo Natali took French help
to fund his new horror flick Splice after Hollywood studios refused
to direct a sex scene between Adrien Brody and a creature his
character creates. Natali, 41, says the idea of watching Brody
sleep with a half-woman, half-creature, played by French actress
Delphine Chaneac, was a big turn off for American studio bosses.
He said: "That scene was the reason I wanted to make the film
and that's why it's such a miracle this film exists. No studio
wanted to make it, because of (the) sexual part of the story. So we
had to go to France. And the French, of course, had no problem with
Natali also revealed the reason for casting Chaneac in the
movie. "I felt she had an androgynous quality. I didn't want to
make Dren overtly sexual. I wanted people to fall in love with her
rather than in lust. Also, I feel like an androgynous beauty is
perhaps a little more evolved. Like David Bowie is maybe more
evolved than the rest of us," the Daily Express quoted him, as
telling Entertainment Weekly mag.
He added: "I really think that Dren is an object of desire, but
not in the most obvious sense."