Eleanor Tomlinson's boy fear

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 March 2015
Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson

'Poldark's Eleanor Tomlinson has admitted she used to "crawl in a corner and hide" if she saw a boy but now realises they are not "weird aliens"

Eleanor Tomlinson used to "crawl in a corner and hide" if she saw a boy.

The 'Poldark' star has admitted before she starred in 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging' at the age of 16, she used to avoid boys whenever she could but has since realised they are not "weird aliens".

She said: "I was really quiet and nowhere near as confident as I am now. If I was in a room with a boy I'd crawl in a corner and hide. Since that film I've just been ten times more natural around guys whether I fancy them or not.

"They are all actually human and not some weird aliens - even though they are a bit strange. Instead of being mega-flirty and the whole hair-twiddling thing, it works just to be their friends."

But the 22-year-old actress thinks it's easy to spot when she does like someone.

She added: "I go a bit giggly and stupid. I tend to walk into things and fall over. It's all very funny."

In last night's (22.03.15) episode of the BBC One drama, Demelza, played by Eleanor, and Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) got intimate but the actress has defended the racy scenes and insists it was done tastefully.

She added to The Sun newspaper: "It's not all about someone showing their boobs for the sake of it. It's more subtle. There's a lot of breathing on necks which is much more erotic than full-on sex.

"Mind you, there is still part of me that thinks, 'Oh no! I'll have to watch this with my dad', which will be really embarrassing."

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