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The Best Part of the 'Logan' Trailer and Why

And he's thankful for Ebanks for waiting around until he was ready to shoot.

He tells MTV show The Seven, "What I admire so much about her is she stuck with me when producers were pulling out. We didn't have money, we had a problem without the money, (but) she stuck there and said, 'Well, I believe in you.'"

However, Ebanks confesses she almost didn't sign up to star in the film, which chronicles West's fictitious relationship with a girl who becomes a phoenix from outer space - because she wasn't prepared to go naked.

She says, "I must say I was a little hesitant, only because originally the phoenix was meant to be nude, and as a woman we all have our insecurities and I was like, 'No sir, that's not gonna happen!'"

But the model is happy she took on the role - and the filming experience was a relaxed one: "It was super easy, there was no director's chair, no yelling."

Runaway premieres on MTV on Saturday night (23Oct10).