Kate Winslet has revealed she was unwilling to allow a "bulgy bit of her belly" to be edited out from a Mare of Easttown sex scene.
The Oscar-winning actress told the New York Times she responded "don't you dare!" when director Craig Zobel reassured her he would lose an unflattering moment from the final cut.
"Listen, I hope that in playing Mare as a middle-aged woman - I will be 46 in October - I guess that's why people have connected with this character in the way that they have done because there are clearly no filters," Winslet said.
"She's a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and a face that moves in a way that is synonymous with her age and her life and where she comes from. I think we're starved of that a bit."
The Titanic star said she had also sent the show's promotional poster back twice because she felt it was overly airbrushed.
"They were like 'Kate, really, you can't,' and I'm like 'Guys, I know how many lines I have by the side of my eye, please put them all back.'"
Winslet stars in the HBO crime drama series as Mare Sheehan, a detective investigating a murder in a small town near Philadelphia. The show premiered in mid-April to critical acclaim, and Winslet has said she'd "absolutely" sign on for a second season, saying she already "misses" playing the role.