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Elizabeth Hurley says she finds it 'relaxing' having son take her bikini pics
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Elizabeth Hurley says she finds it 'relaxing' having son take her bikini pics

The model has hit back along with her son after it emerged that she felt more 'relaxed' when he took her bikini snaps

Elizabeth Hurley has explained that she finds her son taking bikini pictures of her 'relaxing'.

The actor and model revealed that she and her son Damian, 21, didn't think anything of the pictures, despite criticism from fans.

Back in 2018, Hurley revealed that the photographer behind her many bikini pictures on her Instagram page was, in fact, none other than her son.

The revelation raised eyebrows, with some people branding the relationship as 'weird'.

But now, Hurley has hit back against criticism, explaining that she actually feels safer and more relaxed with her son taking the pictures.

The Austin Powers star said that she prefers it as she knows that her son 'looks out for me'.

Elizabeth Hurley stars in an upcoming film directed by her son.
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Speaking to Access Hollywood, she clarified exactly why this was preferable to her.

She said: "Who likes being photographed in bikinis? No one, even when you're 22 and fabulous… but it's relaxing knowing someone's behind the camera who looks out for me, which was the same on this movie in a way."

The movie in question here is Strictly Confidential, which was directed by Damian and includes a scene in which Hurley is seduced by another woman.

As for Damian, he clarified it was all just a part of being in show business.

The actress admitted her son takes a lot of her bikini snaps on Instagram.

He said: "People find this really controversial... show business has been a fundamental part of my entire life. So, to us, it's not a thing, it's just part of business. She takes my photos, I take hers."

This putting herself at ease was also carried over into filming the intimate scenes in Strictly Confidential.

Hurley said: "The things that his script needed me to do weren't necessarily things I'd always done in movies many times.

"But having him there meant that I felt safe and looked-after, and I knew in [post production] he'd look after me."

She added: "So actually it's kind of liberating to work with your family. I may do it again."

Elizabeth and her son Damian.
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The new mystery thriller Strictly Confidential sees Hurley playing Lily.

She is joined in the cast by Georgia Lock as Mia, who returns to the Caribbean on the first anniversary of her best friend's suicide.

The mystery deepens as secrets and conspiracies all start to unravel, with everyone seemingly having something to hide.

Strictly Confidential will be Damian's directorial debut, with the ensemble cast also including Lauren McQueen, Freddie Thorp, Genevieve Gaunt, Pear Chiravara, Llyyro Boateng, and Max Parker.

It is set to release on April 5, with a limited theatrical release.

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