Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth had "a lot of sleepless nights" before his shirtless scene in 'The Dressmaker'.

The 26-year-old star was nervous about getting his kit off for a scene in the drama and "didn't eat for weeks" ahead of the shoot.

He said: "I didn't eat for weeks. I did some pushups in my trailer. Anytime you're going to come out and take your top off, it's good to do a couple of pushups ... It's very difficult to come out and just take your clothes off.

"There were lots of sleepless nights. It's very, very difficult to just come out and take your clothes off."

And co-star Kate Winslet sympathised with the 'Independence Day: Resurgence' actor as she could hear his stomach gurgling during their scene.

She added to E! News: "When I would get to the point [in the scene] where I had to measure his waist, I would actually hear his stomach growling. I would think, 'Poor darling. Let's get the scene done.'"

Meanwhile, the film's director Jocelyn Moorhouse previously gushed about Liam, insisting he looks "impressive without his clothes on".

She said: "It was a potentially embarrassing scene for him. But then again, he's quite impressive without his clothes on so he really had nothing to do worry about. Kate and Judy were having a great time doing as many takes as possible.

"We didn't have much time to rehearse. Liam had come straight off of 'The Hunger Games'. We had one read-through the night before and then as soon as I saw him looking at her with those beautiful blue eyes of his and the way she looks back at him, I was thrilled. I knew, yeah, instant chemistry! These two are gorgeous together."