The scene is first and foremost a funny one — Bullock hunches over in a vain attempt to cover up, as an equally naked Ryan Reynolds approaches. At the age of 44, the acclaimed actress knows the moment was not intended as sexy or provocative. But the fact of the matter is, there she is, up on the big screen as naked as the day she was born. No stunt double. No body prosthetics. Just the real her. What could she have been thinking?
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Like Cameron Diaz, Bullock waited until she reached her forties to strip for the camera — in the comedy "The Proposal. In an interview with Us magazine, she recalled thinking: "OK, there is no way to shoot this unless you are buck naked. After her provocative leg-crossing scene in the thriller "Basic Instinct," there was no way Stone could demur from shedding her clothes in "Basic Instinct 2," even though the sequel was made 14 years later. There's nothing gratuitous about the nudity in "The Sessions" , a moving yet lighthearted film about a middle-aged poet suffering from polio-induced paralysis who hires a sex surrogate in order to lose his virginity. Although her shower scene in Brian De Palma's thriller "Dressed to Kill" involved an obvious body double, Dickinson herself can sometimes be seen through the steam.
The Proposal, a dippy but amiable rom-com out in the UK next week, is notable in a handful of modest ways. It returned Sandra Bullock to the American box office No 1 slot for the first time in a decade. It raises not a flicker of scepticism that a year-old woman will still be able to have children. It allows Ryan Reynolds to demonstrate a comedic range few would have imagined him capable of. It sees Golden Girl Betty White back on the big screen. But its most striking feature — certainly the one the media have thus far majored on this site now included — is the scene in which its two stars get their kit off and crash into each other. For background: Bullock is a tough-talkin', ball-bustin' publisher; Reynolds her put-upon PA.
The Shower Scene is the scene that takes place approximately at the midpoint of the film, The Proposal. In this scene, the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books takes her first shower since her arrival in Sitka, Alaska, and unintentionally ends up naked in front of her secretary, Andrew Paxton. This scene was very carefully choreographed to ensure that nothing too explicit can be seen, otherwise the film, The Proposal , would not be rated PG Towel, towel, towel, towel, towel This is all they have for a towel?