Naomi Watts to lead cast in updated version of classic film Emmanuelle, following candid discussion of bedroom techniques

Naomi Watts to lead cast in updated version of classic film Emmanuelle, following candid discussion of bedroom techniques

Naomi Watts will star in a remake of a classic erotic drama. 

The Australian-British actress has joined the cast of Emmanuelle, which was a cult hit 1974 film.

The French drama was notable for being defined as ‘softcore pornography’ and its X-rated storyline. 

It follows the life of a woman named Emmanuelle who travels to Bangkok to enhance her sexual experiences.

The 1974 film stars Sylvia Kristel and was directed by Frenchman Just Jaeckin, while the new version is helmed by Audrey Diwan. 

Naomi Watts (pictured) will star in a remake of a classic erotic drama. The Australian-British actress has joined the cast of Emmanuelle, which was a cult hit 1974 film

Naomi Watts (pictured) will star in a remake of a classic erotic drama. The Australian-British actress has joined the cast of Emmanuelle, which was a cult hit 1974 film

It’s unclear what Naomi’s role in the film will be but she stars alongside acclaimed French actress Noemie Merlant. 

This comes after Naomi said she had ‘great sex’ with husband Billy Crudup after showing him the estrogen patches she was wearing as she dealt with early menopause.

The 21 Grams actress got hitched to Watchmen star Billy, 55, on 9 June in a low-key ceremony and Naomi said despite them now enjoying great romps, she was crippled by nerves when they started dating as she thought her patches would be a turn off for the actor.

She said at an event called ‘Unlocking Intimacy: Navigating Passion in Midlife’ held in the Canoe Place Inn and Cottages in Hampton Bays in August: ‘If you can talk to your partner, if you can be honest and have a really authentic conversation and take away the awkwardness… they will be empathetic and that’s hot.

The French drama (pictured) was notable for being defined as 'softcore pornography' and its X-rated storyline

The French drama (pictured) was notable for being defined as ‘softcore pornography’ and its X-rated storyline

It follows the life of a woman named Emmanuelle who travels to Bangkok to enhance her sexual experiences

It follows the life of a woman named Emmanuelle who travels to Bangkok to enhance her sexual experiences

‘I was nervous that my new lover was going to see (my menopause oestrogen patches.)

‘I went into the bathroom just before it would start and I’d be in there (scrubbing it off) and then I’d come out.

‘And my gorgeous partner said, “Are you OK? Is everything OK?”‘

Naomi went through menopause when she was in her 30s, and went on to credit Billy for knowing ‘how to behave’ once she ‘brought honesty into the room despite how awkward and hard’ it felt talking about the impact of her condition.

She said: ‘He knew what cues to follow. He was 100 per cent empathetic and I can safely say we went on to have, you know, pretty great sex that night.’

Naomi also said it was important for her to keep ‘leaning into’ her current phase of life, and acknowledge ‘a lot of women are horny at this age’.

When asked at the event what her favourite sex position is, Naomi said: ‘On top, underneath! Right now I’m not fussy.’

This comes after Naomi said she had 'great sex' with husband Billy Crudup after showing him the estrogen patches she was wearing as she dealt with early menopause

This comes after Naomi said she had ‘great sex’ with husband Billy Crudup after showing him the estrogen patches she was wearing as she dealt with early menopause

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