Schreiber 'Giddy' in Drag

Actor finds cross-dressing 'exhilaratingly humiliating'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2009 10:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Acting is all about challenging yourself—just ask Liev Schreiber, who had to get a full body wax, sport a dress and master walking in high heels for his role as a transvestite in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, People reports. “It was exhilaratingly humiliating," Schreiber said of cross-dressing. "I completely became giddy in a strange way the moment I put on the dress."

"The shoes are awful," Schreiber said, noting that he had gained newfound sympathy for what women endure for fashion. “But women have no idea what it's like for a grown hairy man to remove all of his hair from his body. Now that hurts!" How did girlfriend Naomi Watts react? “She was in shock for 30 seconds," he said. "Then she started to crack jokes." (Read more Liev Schreiber stories.)