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LeAnn Rimes introduced to sexuality during Coyote Ugly

LeAnn Rimes introduced to sexuality during Coyote Ugly

LeAnn Rimes introduced to sexuality during Coyote Ugly

LeAnn Rimes was "introduced" to sexuality during 'Coyote Ugly'.

The 'Can't Fight the Moonlight' hitmaker was a "sweet innocent girl" when she joined the movie at 17 and admits it was a big "shock to the system" when she was told to use "chicken cutlets" to push her chest up.

She said: "I was 17. I was … this little sweet innocent girl and then … I walk on set and they hand me these chicken cutlets to put in my bra and they’re like, ‘Push ‘em up’ … That was my introduction into sexuality and being sexualised as a woman. It was interesting. It was quite a shock to the system. I was a kid looking at these women going, 'I’ll just do what she’s doing.' Nothing was really embodied."

And the country singer, now 38, admits her role - playing a "sexy singer" - was "so opposite" to how she was.

She added to Entertainment Tonight: "I was trying to be this sexy singer performing on a bar, and that was so opposite of me. I was really acting at the time ’cause I was still figuring all that out about myself. Now it’s a different story. Now, if you put me on a bar, it’s a different story…now with all of my music, there’s so much more of an embodied experience since I’ve lived these songs. I’m 38 now and it comes from a completely different place … I draw from my own life experiences. They wanted to keep my image so innocent up until that point. I was kinda like, ‘Ta da’ [at] the chains being broken off of a teenage girl. It was appropriate."

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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