Date: 22nd November 2000

Ifan's Notting Smell Hell

Welsh actor RHYS IFANS was so determined to get into his NOTTING HILL character, he didn't wash at all throughout the making of the hit film.

The blonde star, who played HUGH GRANT's scruffy flatmate SPIKE, refused to bathe or use deodorant whilst shooting the hit movie and only wore smelly second hand clothes. His costume supervisor, JOHN SCOTT says, "Rhys was brilliant and really got involved with his costumes. "He wore really horrible stuff, like disgusting '70s polyester shirts and grubby t-shirts. He didn't have one bath. "We can only presume that Rhys has since rediscovered soap." (CAZ/WNTMI/RGS)

Source: WENN