M-Net officially turns 30 years old today – celebrating three decades of bringing viewers across the African continent premium TV content

Reeva Steenkamp's best friend finally breaks her silence with beautiful tribute on Instagram

Sex scenes cause local actor to pull out

2012-09-13 08:51
Johannesburg - A part-time Johannesburg actor has applied for leave at the High Court in Pretoria to not participate in a film as he was not comfortable with its sex scenes, The Star newspaper reported on Thursday.

Lushen Naidoo was ordered in August by Judge Ferdi Preller to continue playing his role in the film And Now?, with conditions including the film's producer Natalie Raphil give him the script and shooting schedule.

At the time, Raphil said Naidoo's withdrawal would cause her and the film's crew irreparable harm.

Naidoo was in court on Wednesday to appeal the order, stating the sex scenes affected his physical and mental health, with his girlfriend also not happy, according to the newspaper.

Raphil's advocate asked the court to order Naidoo to comply with the previous order even though the matter was pending appeal.

Judge Preller said that even in Hollywood, actors could not be forced to participate in "pornographic scenes" against their will.

While Raphil's representative said Naidoo was only required to simulate sex, Preller said after reading the script: "It seems like the real McCoy".

Preller suggested that Naidoo be written out of the film. A ruling was expected on Thursday.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  movies

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Deadpool director Tim Miller reportedly quit the sequel after he and Ryan Reynolds disagreed over the casting of Cable. Read More »
Add your review

The South African HorrorFest film festival celebrates its 12th anniversary this year. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.