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Billie Piper on Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Published January 22, 2009 in Television
By Fred Topel | Image property of Showtime
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Fans of Billie Piper and Secret Diary of a Call Girl may have to settle for a little less of Piper in the show's second season. She was pregnant while filming, so they had to hide her growing tummy during the show's sometimes outrageous, usually revealing sex scenes.

Piper the Knocked Up Call Girl

"We used body doubles for the really hard-core stuff, for obvious reasons," said Piper. "My body was changing and, also, I didn’t really want to do that while I was pregnant. So, we had body doubles and clever camera work, and everyone was really accommodating."

That covered season two, but now Piper faces the prospect of a third season with a post-baby body. "Yeah, I'm really worried. The diet starts when I get home. That's what I keep saying. It's so hard to eat well and eat healthily here because it's just the portions, the food. It's so good. So when I get home, the regime starts, and that will be quite intense, I'm sure. It's boring and it's hellish, but if you've got to bare your ass on TV, you don't want it to look bad.

Piper also gets a say in the wardrobe so she can pick the most flattering sex costumes. "We work closely, obviously. If you are baring most of your

Now Piper has a few more years before she has to worry about explaining those sex scenes to her son. "I don’t know how it will begin. He’s probably going to be quite upset about it but I hope to raise him to be open-minded and thoughtful, and accepting of different walks of life. Maybe, with those teachings, he’ll be more understanding."

The second season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl airs Sunday nights on Showtime, with season three about to start production. "Well, we shoot for nine weeks. There's pre-production going on now and post-production. So I think, all in all, it takes about a year. Then I don't know what happens after that. I haven't really got a big plan at the moment. I'm sure one will happen. I'll formulate a plan at some point."
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