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Stomach-Touching Richard Gere Helps Actress Through Nude Scene

Shannon Kane stars in the new film Brooklyn's Finest, in which she has a nude scene with Richard Gere. When we caught up with her at the movie's New York premiere this week, we wondered if Gere gave her any pep talks before the risqué shoot. "No," she said. "But one thing he did do was put his hand on my stomach and make sure we were breathing in the same way, before we would ever start a scene, to make sure we were centered." No word on whether Gere also touched the stomachs of co-stars Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes. See more from the premiere in our Party Lines slideshow.

Photo: Patrick McMullan