Gracious movie star SIR Ben Kingsley insists female co-stars take the lead whenever he's involved in a sex scene - because he doesn't want them to feel like he's molesting them.
The Oscar winner breaks the awkwardness of staged intimacy in movies by giving his scene partner complete control.
The learned Brit, who romances Penelope Cruz in new film Elegy, says, "Whenever I have the privilege of having a great leading lady, I do ask my leading lady, `I want you to choreograph the scene, I want you to be comfortable... and whatever you feel enhances your character and your narrative in the film... I will not lead the dance.'
"It seems to work beautifully. It gives them a security and a confidence. They know they're not going to be molested, they know that they're in charge."