Actress Lily James shares steamy scenes with Armie Hammer in their new Netflix film Rebecca.
The film is the latest adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic romance of the same name, this time directed by Free Fire’s Ben Wheatley.
Lily, 31, plays a young woman works as a companion to wealthy woman holidaying on the French Riviera.
However, her life is changed forever when she meets the dashing and rich Maxim de Winter (Hammer).
The pair soon engage in a lustful and romantic relationship, with the film showing steamy romps on the beach as they spend sunny days together in the glamorous location.
In one sensual scene, Armie, 34, lays and sprinkles sand on Lily’s bare back before they get passionate together.
The couple go on to get married and Maxim whisks the new Mrs de Winter away to his mansion on the English coast, Manderley.
Once arriving, however, Mrs de Winter finds her life and new home haunted by the memory of Maxim’s dead first wife Rebecca, kept alive further by the steely housekeeper Mrs Danvers ( Kristin Scott Thomas ).
Meanwhile, Lily herself recently spoke about how the film plays into the ways in which appearances can be deceptive.
The actress told Grazia UK in a YouTube interview : “We were talking about how in this film, it’s a bit like social media, we think Rebecca is this one thing, like you’re saying it’s very deceptive and you scratch the surface and you realise it’s completely different.
“I think that’s our lives, that’s how we display ourselves on social media, that’s the characters we play versus who we really are, how we present ourselves versus the truth. It’s a complete minefield and very rarely what things appear to be.”
The new release comes after Lily reportedly cancelled an appearance on The Graham Norton Show to promote the film following the recent showbiz scandal surrounding Lily and married 50-year-old actor Dominic West.
Lily was photographed being kissed by West in Rome while having a meal together.
Dominic went on to spoke to press with wife Catherine FitzGerald when returning to the UK and said: “I just want to say our marriage is strong and we are still very much still together.”
The actor then handed over a similarly worded note to press, which was signed by both him and his wife, before kissing her in front of the camera and turning to walk back inside their home.
Mirror Online has reached out to a representative of Lily James for comment.
Rebecca is released on Netflix on October 21, 2020.
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