THE jaw-dropping erotic thriller, Risqué, returns to the Stages Theatreplex in New Kingston for this weekend only.
Written by David Tulloch, it created a stir in theatre circles with scenes of frontal nudity, adult language and strong sexual content.
At the forefront of Risqué are three female actors: Carline Brown, Denese Foster and Shana Wilson, who bear the weight of the nudity which caused many eyes to pop, during its summer run.
All are in their 20s. They gave mixed responses to the demands of the script.
"I like living on the edge," declares Brown who plays Lacey Reece, the lead female character. "I am comfortable in the nude, I have done modelling where I change clothes in front of others, so I was really OK with the script. It's about selling a story, it's a character, and so during those love scenes I was always more concerned about what I was to do next."
For Foster, who plays Diamond, it was a "new experience."
"Although I got encouragement from friends, I was still concerned about what people are gonna say, so I had to prepare myself mentally to take on the challenge."
Wilson too declares her comfort with nudity, stating; " I just love being naked and therefore had no second thoughts about taking on the role. My only concern was learning the script."
Brown and Foster had previous theatre experience. Brown worked in a number of commercial theatre productions while Foster, who hails from Bog Walk, St Catherine, earned her acting chops in community theatre via the Peppers Drama Group.
She first tasted commercial theatre last year in the play Cowfoot Tun Up.
Wilson, daughter of lover's rock great Delroy Wilson, is the newbie of the trio. She was encouraged by Brown to audition.
"My mouth dropped open when I saw the script and realised I had to learn all the lines. It was never about the nudity. The first thing that came to my mind when I heard about the nude scenes was, 'Let's go for it'," says Wilson.
They hope Risqué will be a platform to move on to bigger things.
Brown feels she could earn an Actor Boy Award — the local award for excellence in Jamaican theatre — for her portrayal of Lacey Reece.
"I think I showed versatility and did my best to hold my character convincingly throughout the play. I don't want to be presumptuous and say I want an Oscar or anything like that, but I did my best and will be satisfied with a local award," says the St Hilda's Diocesan High School graduate.
Wilson hopes it will help get her singing career going.
"I had to take a break from music for the play, but I want to take that up and work on some singles. I also want to use the time to return to writing my book."
Foster has other projects in the pipeline including a sitcom for television which will see her working with seasoned actor Deon Silvera and roots theatre star Shebada.
She remains positive about her future in the 'biz', drawing from a popular saying used by her character Diamond — 'Bad Gyal don't have problems, we only have situations and solutions'.