Matt Damon and Michael Douglas caused a stir when their bold new look for movie Behind the Candelabra was revealed. The acting duo posed for Entertainment Weekly sporting fake tans, jewels, wigs and dressed in white studded suits to promote their latest screen venture.
But Matt has revealed that achieving his unusual appearance did come with some awkward drawbacks for himself and wife Luciana Barroso. Matt, 42, says he wishes his wife of seven years hadn't had to witness his weekly tanning sessions.
"We've been through three childbirths, we've been in the trenches, there are no secrets. But I really wish she didn't see that. That's too much."
"The first time this happened, I got up the next morning and took off my pyjamas, which had turned brown, I showered, and I'm brushing my teeth, and my wife walked into the bathroom and she screams, 'What happened to you?'"
The new TV movie, which airs in the US on May 26, sees Michael, 68, take on the role of flamboyant entertainer Liberace, while Matt plays his younger lover, Scott Thorson.
In the magazine the pair talk openly about their on-screen roles in Steven Soderbergh's latest directing venture, discussing the bizarre and glamorous relationship Liberace and Scott enjoyed from 1978 to 1982 and what it took to get into character.
Described a "stranger-than-fiction" by EW, the film sees Matt and Michael take on new challenges and wearing a variety of risque outfits and tiny swimsuits.
Behind the Candelabra is based on Scott's 1988 memoir about his partner's extravagant world of palatial houses, clothes and secret affairs.