- Although some actors and actresses choose not to do nude scenes, many celebrities accept them as a part of the job.
- Kate Winslet said she found nude scenes awkward to film, but Jennifer Lawrence has said they can feel liberating.
- Both Jason Segel and Ken Jeong came up with the ideas for some of their most memorable nude scenes.
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Celebrities have spoken publicly about their experiences being naked on camera, and they range from positive and empowering to embarrassing and downright hilarious.
Here are 11 times celebrities opened up about filming nude scenes.
Throughout her time on "Game of Thrones," Emilia Clarke learned how to advocate for herself on set.
Actress Emilia Clarke was only 23 when she started on "Game of Thrones"— a show that's known for having a large amount of nudity.
During an interview on Dax Shepard's podcast "Armchair Expert," she recalled her experience as a young actress filming sensitive nude scenes. She also credited co-star Jason Momoa with making her feel comfortable on set and giving her an idea of what to expect.
"[Jason] was like, 'Sweetie, this is how it's meant to be, this is how it's not meant to be,'" Clarke said. "He was so kind and considerate and cared about me as a human being."
She went on to talk about the tension she experienced on the "Game of Thrones" set while filming later seasons when she refused to do nude scenes.
"I've had fights on set before where I'm like, 'No, the sheet stays up,' and they're like, 'You don't wanna disappoint your 'Game of Thrones' fans.' And I'm like, 'F--- you,'" she said.
Michael Fassbender didn't have time to feel self-conscious about his full-frontal scenes in "Shame."
The film "Shame" (2011) garnered an NC-17 rating partially due to the frequent full-frontal nudity by actor Michael Fassbender.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said that filming those scenes was easier because of the tight shooting schedule.
"We moved very fast. We shot it in 25 days, so I kind of had to get over it and get on with it," he said.
Fassbender also expressed his confusion regarding the industry's limited use of male full-frontal nudity in an interview with Vulture.
"It just baffles me: Women can parade around naked all the time, but the guy conveniently has his pants on," Fassbender said. "I remember my mom always complaining about that to me, saying, 'This is such bulls---, it's always the women who are naked!' So I did this one for you, Mom!"
Halle Berry felt that doing one nude scene gave her the confidence to do another.
Before agreeing to do the scene, Berry had one request of her co-star Billy Bob Thornton.
"I would only do it if Billy Bob agreed to be as naked as I was," Berry said.
Jennifer Lawrence said she felt liberated filming nude scenes in "Red Sparrow."
Before Jennifer Lawrence began filming the 2018 film "Red Sparrow," she was told by director Francis Lawrence that there would be tough nude scenes.
At the premiere, the actress spoke to Variety about her experience on set.
"We talked about it extensively, which was really important for showing up on the day and there being no surprises," she said. "I knew exactly what was going on and also there was one moment [Francis Lawrence] came out to give me a note and just looked at me like I had clothes, and then I just felt like I had clothes on."
Lawrence also discussed the positive effect that filming the scenes had on her, particularly in regard to the public leaking of her private nude photos in 2014.
"The insecurity and fear of being judged for getting nude, what I went through, should that dictate decisions I make for the rest of my life? This movie changed that and I didn't even realize how important changing that mentality was until it was done," she said.
Jason Segel "felt free" doing his full-frontal nudity scene in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."
During the first five minutes of the 2008 movie, audiences see actor Jason Segel completely naked.
"I thought that was hilarious," Segel said. "I was actually not very uncomfortable doing it. I really felt free."
Ken Jeong came up with the idea for his nude scene in "The Hangover."
The film that catapulted actor Ken Jeong's career, "The Hangover" (2009), features a memorable scene in which Jeong's character jumps out of the trunk of a car completely naked.
While speaking with Kathie Lee Gifford on the "Today" show, Jeong revealed that he was very comfortable doing the scene because it was his idea.
He said he was worried he would be typecast as a doctor, so when he had the opportunity to make his mark in the hit comedy film he ran with it.
"I just kind of wanted to shock everybody," Jeong said.
Helen Mirren said she was "always afraid" of doing nude scenes.
Helen Mirren has been acting for decades, but that doesn't mean she thinks filming nude scenes is easy.
She told People, "I was always afraid. Always," Mirren said. "It's not fun to be on a film set and be one of the only ones naked."
However, she once said the 1979 film "Caligula" was the only movie that she ever felt comfortable being nude in.
"Everyone was naked in that. It was like showing up for a nudist camp every day. You felt embarrassed if you had your clothes on in that movie," she said.
Filming the difficult sex scenes on HBO's "Big Little Lies" was emotionally taxing for Nicole Kidman.
On "Big Little Lies," Nicole Kidman's character is in an abusive relationship with her on-screen husband, played by Alexander Skarsgård.
The two have emotional, violent sex scenes together, and the actress described to W magazine that the experience of filming them left her feeling "exposed and vulnerable and deeply humiliated at times."
One particularly difficult scene in episode seven stood out to Kidman, and she said she couldn't even get up off of the floor between takes.
Reflecting on those hard scenes, she said, "But at times I would have flashes of images of women that have gone through this and I'm like, 'This is authentic, this is the truth and this is what I have to do, and it would just come through like that.'"
Although the scenes were challenging to film, Kidman said that she had "an enormous amount of trust" in director Jean-Marc Vallée and co-star Skarsgård.
Kate Winslet said she thinks nude scenes are "really awkward" no matter how many times you film them.
During promotion on E! News for the 2017 film "The Mountain Between Us," Kate Winslet and co-star Idris Elba discussed what it was like to film their characters' sex scene.
Having filmed sex scenes in the past, Winslet took the reins and even gave the director feedback.
But despite having filmed these scenes before, the actress revealed that it never gets easier.
"Those scenes are really awkward — it doesn't matter which way you look at it," Winslet said.
Judy Greer said she never wanted to film sex scenes again after an embarrassing experience on the set of "Wilson."
Judy Greer said an embarrassing moment that occurred while filming the 2017 film "Wilson" with co-star Woody Harrelson left her never wanting to shoot a sex scene again.
"I'm not gonna be shy, I'm not gonna be ashamed," she told herself. "I'm gonna really do my full performance here for this rehearsal so everyone knows what I'm gonna do."
After her passionate performance during the rehearsal, Greer recalled director Craig Johnson approaching her saying, "I don't think she's that into it."
"And I was like, 'Oh my gosh, never again," Greer said. "I'm so embarrassed. I'm so mortified."
Viola Davis has said she saw filming sex scenes as an opportunity for representation.
In an episode of Variety's "Actors on Actors," Viola Davis opened up to Tom Hanks about filming sex scenes for ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder."
She revealed that she had no issues filming nude scenes, as long as production agreed to allow the scene to be as realistic as possible.
"I'm not a woman who's a size two," Davis said. "If I'm in a sex scene, I want to play the sex scene. I want to say, 'This is why I'm attracted to you, it's gotten to this point, this is what my body looks like.'"
She said she also saw it as a chance to represent women like herself.
"I saw it as an opportunity way bigger than doing good work — I saw it as an opportunity for a dark-skinned actress of 50 to be in a role that's sexualized, not sexy," she said. "There's a difference between sexualized and sexy."