Screen beauty Kate Hudson insisted on doing her own stunts in new thriller THE SKELETON KEY - and she wanted the scars to prove it.

The Almost Famous actress was thrilled to have the opportunity to get physical on screen, and refused a stunt double even for her most dangerous action scenes.

She says, "This was the first time I got to be athletic in my work and it was great to come home with my war wounds, like bruises and splinters.

"I grew up with (her stepfather) Kurt Russell and all boys in the house, so I've always been really athletic."

22/07/2005 01:55