Douglas Booth Happy To Strip For 'Romeo And Juliet'

Douglas Booth

First Posted: 09/01/12 13:45 Updated: 09/01/12 13:50   WENN

Actor Douglas Booth is happy to strip off in upcoming movie Romeo And Juliet after producers offered him workout sessions with a personal trainer.

The 19 year old will romance True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld as the male lead in director Carlo Carlei's new adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic play.

Booth has been getting in shape with a fitness expert and insists he's ready to take off his shirt for love scenes with Steinfeld.

He says: "Doing sex scenes doesn't bother me. I'm comfortable in my own skin and they're giving me a personal trainer to get in shape, so I'm not going to worry about it. I know Carlo and it will all be done really tastefully."

And Booth admits it won't be a stretch having to woo Steinfeld after being wowed by her at their first meeting, adding: "We first saw each other at the Met Ball in New York. Our eyes met across the room. It was surreal, like something out of the play - life imitating art...

"I think it's only right that the leads are being played by young actors. After all, in the play they are young - it's about first love. Hailee is young, but I know, from my own experiences too, that love can hit you at any age, so it is right. When you meet Hailee, you don't think about her age - she's an amazing actress."

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