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ALISON BOSHOFF: Kate Winslet reveals crew members were sent out of the room for laughing during her sex scenes in The Regime

Filming love scenes can be a fraught business, but Kate Winslet, who stars in the upcoming blockbuster satirical drama The Regime, says her love scenes were so great that two crew members were sent out of the room – for laughing.

Winslet, who won an Emmy for TV hit Mare Of Easttown, plays in the six-part show the crackers dictator of an imaginary Central European state, who has an affair with her soldier bodyguard Zubak (Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts).

She said, “When we shot episode five, Elena and Zubak had sex. And she screams at him, “Don’t bite, don’t bite!”

‘Two people had to be sent out for laughing. One of them was Alwin Kuchler, our cameraman, and one of the hair and makeup people.

“That was actually a problem, because Matthias had all these tattoos, and as he got sweaty and sweaty, they just kept rubbing off on me. And I said, ‘This really is like having the newspaper printed on me.’

Filming love scenes can be a fraught affair, but Kate Winslet, who stars in the upcoming blockbuster satirical drama The Regime (pictured), says her love scenes were so great that two crew members were sent out of the room for laughing.

Kate Winslet attends the New York premiere of The Regime held at the Museum of Natural History in February

Kate Winslet attends the New York premiere of The Regime held at the Museum of Natural History in February

Winslet plays the crackers dictator of an imaginary Central European state, who has an affair with her soldier-bodyguard Zubak, played by Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (pictured center left), in the six-part show

Winslet plays the crackers dictator of an imaginary Central European state, who has an affair with her soldier-bodyguard Zubak, played by Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (pictured center left), in the six-part show

The Regime, which also stars Andrea Riseborough and Hugh Grant, is written by Succession’s Will Tracy and directed by Stephen Frears.

Tracy said the concept evolved after reading a biography of Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie.

He said: ‘It’s almost like an Upstairs Downstairs, or a Downton Abbey, but instead of an English country house it’s an autocrat’s palace.’

In the show, dictator Elena keeps her father’s embalmed body in the basement of the palace and regularly goes down to talk to him.

She also sings – hilariously out of tune – in an attempt to win the affection of her disgruntled people.

Winslet is very wild with her mournful renditions of Santa Baby and If You Leave Me Now – and her co-star Riseborough croaks: ‘Please God, let there be an album.’

The show was filmed largely on location at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria; with some scenes shot in baroque rooms at Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham.

The film will be released in the US on March 3 and will be available here on Sky Max in April.

The Regime, which also stars Andrea Riseborough and Hugh Grant, is written by Succession's Will Tracy and directed by Stephen Frears

The Regime, which also stars Andrea Riseborough and Hugh Grant, is written by Succession’s Will Tracy and directed by Stephen Frears