American model and actress Kelly Carlson admits she is attracted to her NIP/TUCK co-star Julian McMahon on a "certain level".

The stunning star of the hit cosmetic surgery TV drama believes the "sexual tension" between her and McMahon has helped with their graphic sex scenes - although she is keen to keep the relationship plutonic off screen.

Carlson says, "I think we're both attracted to each other on a certain level.

"But say we wanted to engage in a relationship. It could end up really hurting the series.

"There is sexual tension when you're put in the situation Julian and I are in - and that works so much better."

24/06/2004 17:09