Joseph Fiennes' fake nose fuss
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 May 2009
Joseph Fiennes has revealed drivers were so distracted by the false nose he has to wear for his latest theatre role they almost crashed their vehicles
Joseph Fiennes' prosthetic nose almost caused a car crash.
The British actor revealed members of the public find his large facial feature - which he has to wear for his latest UK theatre role 'Cyrano de Bergerac' - so distracting it nearly caused a road accident.
He said: "There was this guy in a jeep the other day and I was sitting outside with it on, and, as he drove past, he was really trying not to look but craning his neck out the car at the same time, so I yelled at him, 'Are you looking at my nose?' He didn't know what to do, and it definitely made him uncomfortable, so the nose is working."
The 38-year-old British actor plays the title character, an unattractive soldier and poet who is unlucky in love, in the Trevor Nunn play.
Joseph - who is currently dating model Maria Dolores Dieguez - believes he receives such negative attention because the nasal addition is so realistic.
He explained to Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I've had this extraordinary death mask cast done of my face in plaster to make this prosthetic nose, about four inches long. It looks like it could have been broken, more a kind of bone growth or deformity, so we've gone away from the more comedic Pinocchio nose."