Eugenio Derbez left exposed by see-through Speedos

21st Apr 17 | Entertainment News

The swimming trunks ended up leaving the star more than exposed as he filmed a scene in a pool.

Eugenio Derbez

Actor Eugenio Derbez was left exposed on the set of new comedy How to Be a Latin Lover after his tight Speedo swimming trunks became "see-through" when wet.

In the film, the Mexican star plays a gigolo who is forced to live with his sister, portrayed by Salma Hayek, after he is suddenly dumped by his rich, elderly wife, and things got really intimate with Eugenio and the cast and crew after one revealing pool scene.

The 55-year-old was already embarrassed after meeting his on-screen love interest and real-life childhood crush Raquel Welch for the first time while dressed in nothing but the fluorescent yellow briefs, complete with a belly and bad chest hair.

"You know what was the worst thing ever?," he shared on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America. "The day I met her..., we were shooting the scene where I was wearing a yellow Speedo (swimming trunks), and I gained 20-something pounds (for the role). That's not the way to meet your crush!"

And things only went from bad to worse after discovering the fashion flaw.

His co-star Salma explained, "The best part of the story (is) after he gets in the pool and they (filmmakers) didn't realise it was see-through, this piece (Speedos) (sic)!"

Laughing off the mortifying moment, Eugenio shrugged, "Showbusiness, that's what we have to do!"

The pool shoot wasn't the only comical moment the co-stars shared - they also had to dodge queries about some of the film's more risque content from young actor Raphael Alejandro, who plays Salma's movie son.

"He was asking a lot of questions, because the script says a lot of irreverent things, so we had to explain to him every single phrase," Eugenio recalled. "Like, 'What's a virgin?'"

"Or, 'What's a stripper?'" added Salma, who insisted Raphael was "amazing and very smart, very talented".

Eugenio ended up deflecting most of the kid's questions to his father, who accompanied him to the set.

"I told him, 'There's your dad, go ask him,'" he smiled. "Then he told me, 'What's a virgin?' and I was like, 'It's an airline!'"

How to Be a Latin Lover also features Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, and Michael Cera and opens in theatres later this month (Apr17).

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