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 it."
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."