Sun. Apr 21st, 2024
alert-–-elizabeth-hurley-the-busty-bombshell-is-nearly-upstaged-by-lookalike-son-damian-while-supporting-his-directorial-debut-strictly-confidential-–-after-he-defended-filming-her-steamy-lesbian-sex-scenesAlert – Elizabeth Hurley the busty bombshell is nearly upstaged by lookalike son Damian while supporting his directorial debut Strictly Confidential – after he defended filming her steamy lesbian sex scenes

Elizabeth Hurley and her lookalike son Damian Hurley coordinated in plunging ensembles at a special screening of his feature directorial debut Strictly Confidential, which was held at the Robin Williams Center in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday.

The glamorous mother-son duo share the same stylist Mike Adler, who dressed the British 58-year-old in a cleavage-boosting golden gown and her 21-year-old ‘twin’ in a black silk blouse and matching trousers.

Joining the pair was Elizabeth’s ex-husband Arun Nayar, whom she divorced in 2011 after just three years of marriage due to alleged ‘unreasonable behavior.’

But that didn’t stop the Hurleys from ringing in the New Year with the 59-year-old Englishman, who’s the CEO of Direction Software LLP.

The Lions Model – who celebrates his 22nd birthday this Thursday – admitted the deaths of his biological father Steve Bing and Hurley’s former fiancé Shane Warne partially inspired his Caribbean-set mystery thriller.

Elizabeth Hurley (L) and her lookalike son Damian Hurley (R) coordinated in plunging ensembles at a special screening of his feature directorial debut Strictly Confidential at the Robin Williams Center in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday

Elizabeth Hurley (L) and her lookalike son Damian Hurley (R) coordinated in plunging ensembles at a special screening of his feature directorial debut Strictly Confidential at the Robin Williams Center in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday 

The glamorous mother-son duo share the same stylist Mike Adler, who dressed the British 58-year-old in a cleavage-boosting golden gown

Her 21-year-old 'twin' wore a black silk blouse and matching trousers

The glamorous mother-son duo share the same stylist Mike Adler, who dressed the British 58-year-old in a cleavage-boosting golden gown and her 21-year-old ‘twin’ in a black silk blouse and matching trousers

Damian – whose ‘close friend’ also committed suicide in 2019 – told ET on Tuesday: ‘I’d gone through quite a lot of loss, quite a lot of grief.’

The Germany’s Next Topmodel guest judge – who bought her son his first camcorder at age 8 – didn’t just produce Strictly Confidential, she also portrayed the suspicious matriarch Lily Lowell.

Following the screening, Elizabeth changed into an eye-catching fuchsia pink halterneck dress with a daring thigh-high split as she and Damian joined the film’s star Georgia Lock at the after party. 

Much ado has been made over Hurley directing Elizabeth in her lesbian sex scenes with co-star Pear Chiravara who, at age 28, is is 30 years younger than her.

But Damian has defended his decision to direct his mother in the film’s racier moments, revealing they didn’t even have an intimacy co-ordinator on set.

The model insisted that while it may appear ‘strange’ to regular people, for those who have grown up in the industry as celebrity offspring, it is routine.

Speaking to The Sunday Times about filming his mother’s racy scenes, he admitted: ‘I hate to say that it felt totally normal. I don’t know what that says about us.

‘I was speaking to a lot of my friends who are also second generation of parents in the industry. They say exactly the same thing: that things to outsiders that may seem totally strange and extraordinary, for us we’ll just have grown up with in everyday life.’

Damian added that there was no need for intimacy co-ordinators on set, claiming ‘everyone was very comfortable’.

Flaunting her ample assets, Elizabeth stunned in a plunging silver metallic gown

She posed on the black carpet for the screening, ahead of the film's release in the US on April 5

Flaunting her ample assets, Elizabeth stunned in a plunging silver metallic gown as she posed on the black carpet for the screening, ahead of the film’s release in the US on April 5

Joining the pair was Elizabeth's ex-husband Arun Nayar (R), whom she divorced in 2011 after just three years of marriage, due to alleged 'unreasonable behavior'

Joining the pair was Elizabeth’s ex-husband Arun Nayar (R), whom she divorced in 2011 after just three years of marriage, due to alleged ‘unreasonable behavior’ 

But that didn't stop the Hurleys from ringing in the New Year with the 59-year-old Englishman, who's the CEO of Direction Software LLP

But that didn’t stop the Hurleys from ringing in the New Year with the 59-year-old Englishman, who’s the CEO of Direction Software LLP 

Following the screening, Elizabeth changed into an eye-catching fuchsia pink halterneck dress with a daring thigh-high split as she and Damian joined the film's star Georgia Lock at the after party

Following the screening, Elizabeth changed into an eye-catching fuchsia pink halterneck dress with a daring thigh-high split as she and Damian joined the film’s star Georgia Lock at the after party 

Elizabeth put on another show-stopping display in the dramatic pink satin dress, teamed with gold platform heels

Elizabeth put on another show-stopping display in the dramatic pink satin dress, teamed with gold platform heels

Being every inch the proud mother, Elizabeth joined Damian at the screening after supporting his directorial debut by starring in the film

Being every inch the proud mother, Elizabeth joined Damian at the screening after supporting his directorial debut by starring in the film

The Lions Model previously admitted the deaths of his biological father Steve Bing and Hurley's former fiancé Shane Warne partially inspired his Caribbean-set mystery thriller

The Lions Model previously admitted the deaths of his biological father Steve Bing and Hurley’s former fiancé Shane Warne partially inspired his Caribbean-set mystery thriller 

Damian - whose 'close friend' also died by suicide in 2019 - told ET on Tuesday: 'I'd gone through quite a lot of loss, quite a lot of grief'

Damian – whose ‘close friend’ also died by suicide in 2019 – told ET on Tuesday: ‘I’d gone through quite a lot of loss, quite a lot of grief’ 

The Germany's Next Topmodel guest judge - who bought the Lions Model his first camcorder at age 8 - didn't just produce Strictly Confidential, she also portrayed the suspicious matriarch Lily Lowell

The Germany’s Next Topmodel guest judge – who bought the Lions Model his first camcorder at age 8 – didn’t just produce Strictly Confidential, she also portrayed the suspicious matriarch Lily Lowell 

Much ado has been made over Hurley directing Elizabeth in her lesbian sex scenes with co-star Pear Chiravara who, at age 28, is 30 years younger than her

Much ado has been made over Hurley directing Elizabeth in her lesbian sex scenes with co-star Pear Chiravara who, at age 28, is 30 years younger than her

He added that Elizabeth taught him about sex when he was ‘ludicrously young’, insisting that it is a ‘beautiful and natural’ act, but banning him from watching violence in films.

The mother and son’s relationship has raised eyebrows in the past, especially after Elizabeth revealed the secret photographer behind her seemingly endless stream of bikini Instagram posts was in fact Damian.

She made the revelation after uploading a series of sizzling holiday snaps of herself braless and in a bikini for Valentine’s Day in 2018, but many were unsure how to take her confession, with several branding the relationship ‘weird’.

But Damian insisted he didn’t understand why people found it strange, declaring: ‘It’s business. We don’t think about it for any more than point, press, done, post.’

Detailing their relationship, he explained that the pair were more like ‘siblings’ than parent and child, because it was just the two of them as he was growing up, admitting that their closeness has been even more acute and vital in recent years.

He added that they have ‘twin telepathy’ to the extent that they can ‘have complete conversations just nodding and shaking our heads’, saying they are ‘extraordinarily alike and in tune’.

Elizabeth, who shares Damian with ex-Steve Bing, previously told Access Hollywood she felt ‘safe and looked after’ shooting the film.

The Austin Powers star explained that Damian put her at ease on set and described it as ‘relaxing’ having someone behind the camera who was ‘looking out’ for her.

Elizabeth explained: ‘It’s relaxing knowing someone’s behind the camera who looks out for you. The things that his script needed me to do weren’t necessarily things I’d always done in movies many times.

‘But having him there meant that I felt safe and looked-after, and I knew in [post production] he’d look after me.’

She added: ‘So actually it’s kind of liberating to work with your family. I may do it again.’

Damian agreed with his mom, telling the publication he didn’t find the intimate scenes problematic and stressed that the small time frame for shooting meant he couldn’t afford to.

He said ‘We felt in our comfort zone, it’s very strange. I think, also, when you’re on an independent film, you have 18 days to shoot, every single second counts. You can’t sit around mulling scenes, thinking ‘What if?”

The Piper actress - who felt 'very safe in his hands' - stressed to ET: 'What goes on between me and the actress, which people are making a fuss about, was so integral to the story. It was important. There's nothing gratuitous'

The Piper actress – who felt ‘very safe in his hands’ – stressed to ET: ‘What goes on between me and the actress, which people are making a fuss about, was so integral to the story. It was important. There’s nothing gratuitous’

The Zoomer added of the 18-day shoot: 'We just didn't have time. Shooting an independent film, every second counts, every minute matters...That [sex] scene was one of seven we shot that day. It was the last thing on my mind. We just had to get the scene, make it beautiful, and get on to the next 12 scenes that day'

The Zoomer added of the 18-day shoot: ‘We just didn’t have time. Shooting an independent film, every second counts, every minute matters…That [sex] scene was one of seven we shot that day. It was the last thing on my mind. We just had to get the scene, make it beautiful, and get on to the next 12 scenes that day’

The Lionsgate flick hits limited US theaters this Friday as well as streaming on Prime Video and Apple TV+, but it doesn't start streaming in the UK until May 13

The Lionsgate flick hits limited US theaters this Friday as well as streaming on Prime Video and Apple TV+, but it doesn’t start streaming in the UK until May 13

Elizabeth certainly got a kick out of posing in front of her own bikini-clad image on the billboard set up at the black carpet event

Elizabeth certainly got a kick out of posing in front of her own bikini-clad image on the billboard set up at the black carpet event

Damian has an eye-popping seven godparents including Hurley's ex-partner Hugh Grant (whom she dated 1987-2000) as well as Elton John, David Beckham, and Denis Leary

Damian has an eye-popping seven godparents including Hurley’s ex-partner Hugh Grant (whom she dated 1987-2000) as well as Elton John, David Beckham, and Denis Leary

Hurley and the Elizabeth Hurley Beach designer also made sure to pose with Georgia Lock, (who portrayed Mia) flashing her black panties beneath a sheer-embellished halter gown and peep-toe heels

Hurley and the Elizabeth Hurley Beach designer also made sure to pose with Georgia Lock, (who portrayed Mia) flashing her black panties beneath a sheer-embellished halter gown and peep-toe heels 

Damian has defended his decision to direct his mother in the film's racier moments, revealing they didn't even have an intimacy co-ordinator on set

Damian has defended his decision to direct his mother in the film’s racier moments, revealing they didn’t even have an intimacy co-ordinator on set

The model insisted that while it may appear 'strange' to regular people, for those who have grown up in the industry as celebrity offspring, it is routine

The model insisted that while it may appear ‘strange’ to regular people, for those who have grown up in the industry as celebrity offspring, it is routine

Speaking to The Sunday Times about filming his mother's racy scenes, he admitted: 'I hate to say that it felt totally normal. I don’t know what that says about us

Speaking to The Sunday Times about filming his mother’s racy scenes, he admitted: ‘I hate to say that it felt totally normal. I don’t know what that says about us

'I was speaking to a lot of my friends who are also second generation of parents in the industry. They say exactly the same thing: that things to outsiders that may seem totally strange and extraordinary, for us we’ll just have grown up with in everyday life,' Damian said

‘I was speaking to a lot of my friends who are also second generation of parents in the industry. They say exactly the same thing: that things to outsiders that may seem totally strange and extraordinary, for us we’ll just have grown up with in everyday life,’ Damian said

Damian added that there was no need for intimacy co-ordinators on set, claiming 'everyone was very comfortable'

Damian added that there was no need for intimacy co-ordinators on set, claiming ‘everyone was very comfortable’

He added that Elizabeth taught him about sex when he was 'ludicrously young', insisting that it is a 'beautiful and natural' act, but banning him from watching violence in films

He added that Elizabeth taught him about sex when he was ‘ludicrously young’, insisting that it is a ‘beautiful and natural’ act, but banning him from watching violence in films

Model Libby Lindsey opted for an edgy leather dress as she posed for snaps with Damian at the event

Model Libby Lindsey opted for an edgy leather dress as she posed for snaps with Damian at the event

Elizabeth hung out with veteran model Carol Alt, who defied her 63 years wearing a black Chinese halter dress and black stilettos

Elizabeth hung out with veteran model Carol Alt, who defied her 63 years wearing a black Chinese halter dress and black stilettos

The Real Housewives of New York City alum Kelly Killoren Bensimon attended the screening wearing a leggy fringed frock, which showcased her famously bronzed complexion

The Real Housewives of New York City alum Kelly Killoren Bensimon attended the screening wearing a leggy fringed frock, which showcased her famously bronzed complexion

Fans can catch more of Hurley on this Wednesday's episode of the Bravo boozy talk show Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen

She pre-taped the episode on Tuesday night

Fans can catch more of Hurley on this Wednesday’s episode of the Bravo boozy talk show Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, which she pre-taped on Tuesday night

Given his model good looks, it was no surprise that Damian caught the attention of female fans while at the premiere, with many waiting outside in the pouring rain

Given his model good looks, it was no surprise that Damian caught the attention of female fans while at the premiere, with many waiting outside in the pouring rain

Damian was greeted by a slew of delighted fans who waited in the torrential weather during the screening

Damian was greeted by a slew of delighted fans who waited in the torrential weather during the screening

He added that whilst people found him shooting his mother in skimpy outfits ‘controversial’ he didn’t see it like that.

He said: ‘Showbusiness has been a fundamental part of my entire life. So to us, it’s not a thing. She takes my photos, I take hers.’

‘What goes on between me and the actress, which people are making a fuss about, was so integral to the story,’ The Piper actress – who felt ‘very safe in his hands’ – stressed to ET.

‘It was important. There’s nothing gratuitous. I guess it’s just for me. I’ve just been myself, I can’t help it if people view it that way.’

The Zoomer added of his 18-day shoot: ‘We just didn’t have time. Shooting an independent film, every second counts, every minute matters…That [sex] scene was one of seven we shot that day. It was the last thing on my mind. We just had to get the scene, make it beautiful, and get on to the next 12 scenes that day.’

The Lionsgate flick hits limited US theaters this Friday as well as streaming on Prime Video and Apple TV+, but it doesn’t start streaming in the UK until May 13.

Elizabeth certainly got a kick out of posing in front of her own bikini-clad image on the billboard set up at the black carpet event.

Damian has an eye-popping seven godparents including Hurley’s ex-partner Hugh Grant (whom she dated 1987-2000) as well as Elton John, David Beckham, and Denis Leary.

The director spoke to People about the film earlier in the year, revealing Elizabeth had ‘promised’ to star in his first picture years ago, and when it was greenlit, she ‘dropped everything’ to take part. 

The drama follows Mia, played by CBBC star Georgia Lock, as she is drawn into a ‘world of sex, duplicity and betrayal’ while trying to uncover the mystery surrounding her best friend Rebecca’s suicide. 

The trailer shows Mia returning to the exotic Caribbean island where Rebecca died, and along with uncovering old passions, vows to learn the truth about her friend’s death.