British actress Brenda Blethyn is still reeling after accidentally exposing her naked genitals to the scrutiny of a close-up camera while shooting a recent TV film.

Blethyn, who will play MRS BENNET in the latest adaptation of JANE AUSTEN's Pride And Prejudice, misunderstood what was expected of her and has never been so embarrassed since.

She recalls, "There was a scene where I was naked in a bath full of bubbles, I thought I had to get out of the bath, so I stood up and looked around for assistance.

"Instead of somebody passing me a towel I was meet by a stunned silence. It transpired that I wasn't supposed to stand up at all. I was supposed to stay put for a close up of my face but instead they got a close-up of my ladies bits!"