Rafe Spall Talks About Auditioning for His Nude Scenes in ‘I Give it a Year’
You’ll see just about everything of actor Rafe Spall in the upcoming comedy I Give it a Year. But as he reveals to Yahoo! Movies, his audition for the movie required the director to see Sprall below the belt — which Sprall’s wife was more than happy to make happen.
Spall is shown naked in the film during a scene in which his character and his wife (played by Rose Byrne) accidentally show her parents bedroom photos taken during their wedding night. In order to make sure Spall’s part was right for, well, the part, he actually had to audition. It began with Elize du Toit, Spall’s wife and an actress in her own right, showing the film’s director Dan Mazer a photograph of her husband’s penis. “Having to show your willy to people is a really strange thing,” Spall points out.
Mazer must have liked what he saw, because Spall was cast. But Spall had to still had to take the photos seen in the film. He describes the experience, saying, “So I had to go into the room with the director and the stills photographer who took close-ups of my dick. I had to do all the shots that you see of me doing it doggy style and the 69 position. I drank a pint of white wine before.”
Though I Give it a Year is a big film for Spall, he admits that having to go on an extreme diet to make sure he would look attractive enough to conceivably be a match for the beautiful Byrne. He explains, “It was an absolute nightmare… There’s nothing so unattractive as vanity… particularly male vanity.”