Last summer we brought you the news that Maggie Gyllenhaal was posing in sexy skivvies for lingerie maker Agent Provocateur. At the time the world wasn't quite sure they were ready for the quirky actress to tempt us in seductive underoos, and it sounds like Maggie wasn't too sure about it either.

She told the UK's Metro newspaper that:

"I couldn't believe how it made me look. The whole thing was a pleasure to do. When they came out, though, I was a bit surprised. Somehow I hadn't understood that there'd be all these pictures of me out there in my underwear. I did it as an art project."

Maggie Gyllenhaal for Agent Provocateur

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Erm. OK. Seems to me if you'd ever heard of Agent Provocateur, seen one of their TV ads (don't watch that at the office, by the way), or picked up one of their catalogs you'd be pretty clear that modeling for them meant posing in next to nothing. Maggie, on the other hand, is apparently not a master of the obvious.

[via Catwalk Queen]