forced director Guy Ritchie
to fake a sex scene between her and RocknRolla
co-star Gerard Butler
because the Scottish star was suffering from a cold.
On the day the pair was scheduled to leap between the sheets, Butler arrived on set sick - and Newton was so scared of catching his cold, she refused to kiss him.
The actress says, "Gerry was very unwell indeed. So I wouldn't kiss him. Guy had to improvise. I don't know how he coped with those problems but it ended up being one of the most brilliant scenes."
Meanwhile, Ritchie's wife Madonna
tried to cure the sick 300 star with vitamin shots.
He admits his celebrity nurse only served to make him feel worse: "I got a shot from his (Ritchie's) wife Madonna
! I was sick,
and she was a nurse basically. Guy introduced me to her and she said, 'You're the sick one?' and I said, 'Yes'. Well, she was amazing. She just said, 'Drop your pants'. I stood there with my little bottom out, and she gave me a shot in the bum! It didn't work at all - I got more sick!. But I appreciated the effort."