Jealous wife Billie Piper
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 January 2010
Billie Piper is amazed at how well husband Laurence Fox deals with her stripping off for her racy role in 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl' because she doesn't think she would handle it so well if the roles were reversed
Billie Piper would "find it hard" if her actor husband stripped off for work.
The British actress - who plays prostitute Belle Du Jour in UK TV drama 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl' - is surprised at how easily spouse Laurence Fox copes with her baring almost all on screen, as she thinks she would get jealous if he landed a racy role.
She said: "He's so relaxed about things like that, which is helpful as I would find it stifling if he tried to be possessive. Other boyfriends I've had would've been furious. I would find it very hard if Laurence stripped off on TV - so good on him to have the strength."
The 27-year-old star - who met Laurence when they starred in the play 'Treats' in 2007 - said it was her husband who convinced her she could get her figure back into shape after giving birth to their son Winston, now 15 months.
She said: "There were moments when I wondered what on earth I was doing and thought I should be at home feeding my baby, rather than rolling around in my underwear on a bed with another man.
"I gave myself six to seven weeks to get back in shape. I ate less and the TV production company gave me a treadmill, which I went on a lot. Breastfeeding also helped. I did manage to lose all the extra weight in those six weeks. It was really tough, but I did do it."