These Celebrities Can’t Bear To Bare It All In Front Of The Camera
When it comes to television and film, people aren’t as put-off with seeing actors and actresses bare it all for a nude scene as they used to be. Game of Thrones pretty much numbed people to seeing a full-frontal shot or two. But that doesn’t mean everyone in the entertainment industry is okay with exposing themselves.
There are some, such as Jessica Alba, who don’t want their family’s seeing them in a nude scene, while others, like Evangeline Lilly, who don’t think they’ll feel comfortable enough to go through with it. Whatever their reasoning, these celebrities surprisingly refuse to bare it all in the name of entertainment.
Singer and actress Jessica Simpson isn’t shy about showing off her figure. She has been known to do provocative photoshoots and post risque pictures of herself on social media. But when it comes to her professional work in front of the camera, Simpson refuses to bare it all.
During an interview with Allure, Simpson said, “I don’t care how dark and intellectual the role could be, you know? I don’t care if I get an Oscar for it, I’m not going to do it. Those accolades mean nothing to me…I don’t think people deserve to see what’s underneath my clothing. That’s only for my next husband — ha ha ha!”
For actress Mandy Moore, she finds there are ways to be feminine other than taking her clothes off in front of a camera. Of course, she has no issue with others baring their birthday suit; it’s just not in the cards for her for a very specific reason.
During an interview with USA Today, Moore said, “It would be completely uncomfortable to walk down the street and know that the person passing by had seen me without my clothes on. I’ve turned down several roles where the producers or directors or writers wouldn’t budge on that point.”
Growing up in a very religious household, it’s not overly surprising to learn actress Jessica Alba is against showing her entire body on camera. And while she doesn’t look down on those who have no issue displaying their birthday suits on-screen, it’s just not in the cards for her for a very specific reason.
During an interview with Glamour, Alba said, “I don’t want my grandparents to see [me]. That’s it. It would be weird at Christmas. And, I mean, really, if you look at the movies I have done, getting naked would never ‘elevate’ the picture.”
When it comes to baring it all for the camera, actress Rachel Bilson is not willing to compromise — she will not do it. For her, the end result of a movie can still happen without showing certain things. Because of her stance on the matter, Bilson almost didn’t appear in The Last Kiss.
During an interview with Playboy, Bilson said, “It’s almost a deal-breaker. The movie was rated R, and they like to put in nudity wherever they can, but I’m pretty strong-willed and believe it can be avoided.” Good for her for sticking to her beliefs!
Sarah Jessica Parker
As one of the main stars of Sex and the City, people might find it surprising that Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t bare it all on camera. And while she has stated that she finds it fantastic that others are comfortable showing skin on camera, Parker has never been one to do so.
In fact, the actress has a “no-nudity” clause written into her contracts. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Parker said, “I’ve always had one, and it’s apropos of absolutely nothing, Some people have a perks list, and they are legendary. I don’t have a crazy list like that. I’ve just always had [a no-nudity clause].”
Julia Roberts has had a long career in the entertainment industry. But one thing the actress refuses to do on-screen is strutting her stuff in her birthday suit. Even for the 90s film Pretty Woman, Roberts had a body double fill in for the more risque scenes where her character, Vivian Ward, bared a bit of skin.
During an interview with Marie Claire, Roberts joked about not baring it all for the camera. She said, “To act with my clothes on is a performance. To act with my clothes off is a documentary.”
Pretty Little Liars alum Ashley Benson draws a line for when it comes to taking her clothes off in front of the camera. She’s even gone as far as walking off-set because producers and directors push her to do something she’s not comfortable with.
During an interview with Cosmopolitan, Benson said, “I make it clear that I have a line. Everyone tries to push you, and it’s easy to get talked into doing those things. I’ll just walk off-set: ‘If that’s the way it’s going to be, then you can do it without me.’ But not everyone realizes they can do that.”
While you might remember actress Kiera Knightly baring it all on-screen before, such as in the film The Duchess, she has since changed her mind when it comes to nude scenes. During an interview with Financial Times, Knightly explained her reasoning, chalking it up to how she feels about her body now that she is a mother.
But her changing body isn’t the only reason she is no longer baring it all, using a body double instead of going full-on birthday suit herself. During the interview, she said, “I also don’t want to stand there in front of a whole film crew.”
Actress Megan Fox shot her way to stardom after appearing in the film Transformers. From there, she was wildly regarded as one of the most beautiful women on Earth, making it on multiple lists. Even so, Fox refused to work on any projects requiring her to take her clothing off.
In an interview with The Mirror, Fox said, “There are some good projects I’ve read that are with talented people, talented directors, but the things the women are required to do in the movie are things I can’t have my sons ever know or see … Those are things that are degrading to the woman who’s playing the character.”
Comedic actress Rebel Wilson is known for her one-liners, quick quips, and being the funny girl in her films. So, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that she isn’t interested in doing nude scenes. Wilson even has a clause in her contracts describing how much she is willing to show on camera.
Discussing her film The Brothers Grimsby with Marie Claire, Wilson explained, “We write in the contract, specifically, ‘No nudity.’ They got in another girl — this larger burlesque dancer from South Africa — to be a nude double. I’m like, I’m not doing it. I don’t care what you say.”
In typical Kristen Bell fashion, when asked about baring it all for the camera, she laughs. This is one actress who holds her ground when asked to bare it all. But she does go further than some other people, strutting around in her undergarments in House of Lies.
During an interview with Us Weekly, Bell said, “I want to round cupcakes, always. I kicked my buns and abs sets into high gear when I knew I’d have to be in my bra and underwear on House of Lies. All the Mr. Skins of the world are like, ‘Ooh, Kristen gets naked!’ I’m like, ‘Dream on!”
In her career, actress Jennifer Garner has worn some revealing costumes (Elektra, anyone?). But if there is one thing the professional refuses to do onscreen, it’s acting in her birthday suit. During an interview with MTV News, Garner made it very clear where she stands in the on-screen exposure debate.
During the interview, Garner said, “I will not be taking it all off! No, thank you. The world deserves better. Not interested.” She went on to say that there is “zero chance” she would ever take all of her clothing off for a role. So, as you can see, she’s pretty passionate about her stance.
Baring it all on camera is out of the question for Girls star Allison Williams. But, unlike some other actresses, it isn’t because she’s worried about how she’ll look or because she’s nervous about how the public will perceive her. The actress refuses to do a nude scene for no other reason than not wanting to embarrass her future children.
During an interview with Popcorn With Peter Travers, Williams said, “I didn’t want to give my future hypothetical children another avenue by which to be made fun of…people showing up to school with old Google images of their naked mom.”
When it comes to actress Anna Kendrick, most people think of her as the bubbly character. So, most people don’t find it overly surprising that the actress has a strict policy when it comes to taking her clothes off in front of the camera — i.e., she doesn’t do it.
During an interview with E! News, Kendrick said, “I don’t object at all to the use of nudity in film; it can add realism and intimacy. And by the way, more power to the actors who are comfortable with it, but for the time being, it’s not for me.”
Scarlett Johansson is typically regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world. The fact that she stars in mega-blockbuster hits and Oscar-worthy films is just the cherry on top. And while the actress has technically bared it all in front of the camera, it’s not something she is going to do in the near future.
In fact, Johansson has actually had a no-nudity clause in her contract since she was 22. For now, it looks as though fans of the actress are only going to be seeing her in action and drama flicks that require a decent amount of clothing.
You might remember a certain Game of Thrones episode where Lena Heady’s character, Cersei, does a walk of shame through King’s Landing. Well, even though the character was full-on nude during the scene, it wasn’t Headey’s body, since the actress doesn’t bare it all for film or television shows.
Although the actress has done nude scenes in the past and isn’t entirely opposed to them, they ultimately impact her mood. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress mentioned that she felt as though her mood would be negatively impacted during the three days it would take to film the scene, as “it’s not a natural thing to do.”
With Hilary Duff being known as the quirky teen Lizzie McGuire, it’s not all that surprising the actress hasn’t moved on to risque films where she might be asked to perform wearing nothing more than her skin. Being a household name, she has to be careful of her image. In her own words, Duff wants nothing more than to be herself onscreen.
During an interview with The Telegraph, Duff said, “If I do a movie, I want to be myself. I don’t want to take my top off or anything.” It looks like her good-girl persona isn’t going away anytime soon!
For the different films and television shows Blake Lively has been in, there is one thing they have in common, the actress doesn’t bare it all. Don’t get us wrong, the stunning actress will strip down into a tiny bikini, but she draws the line when it comes to full-on nudity, thinking it’s distracting.
During an interview with The Daily Mail, Lively said, “When I see nudity in movies, I am always distracted by it. I know that if I am watching a scene and someone [is nude], then that’s all I’m looking at — I can’t help it. I just don’t think that will ever be right for me.”
While Mila Kunis has been in her fair share of risque films (Black Swan and Friends with Benefits ring a bell?), there is one thing you might have noticed. Both movies might have intimate parts, but Kunis doesn’t go full nude in either picture. For her, she wants to remain at least a little modest in front of the camera.
During an interview with Allure, the actress explained that while she doesn’t mind showing a little side action in front of the camera, she doesn’t feel entirely comfortable exposing herself all the way.
Evangeline Lilly would prefer to take work as a superhero or arrow-slinging elf than bare it all in front of the camera. The actress has been in multiple mega-hit franchises, including the MCU, Lost, and The Hobbit, but if there is one thing she’s not willing to do in her career, it’s strip down for a scene.
During an interview with MSN, she explains her reasoning for passing on scripts, saying, “When I read scripts that involve nudity, I pass. And it’s not because I think there’s anything wrong with doing nudity, it’s because I don’t trust that I can be comfortable and safe.”
Like her famous aunt, actress Emma Roberts isn’t about baring it all in front of the camera. The American Horror Story actress has worked on a few scandalous projects, but she has refused to take her clothes off in any of them.
During a 2010 interview with People, Roberts was asked if she would ever consider doing a nude scene down the line in her career. Her response was pretty straight forward. She hasn’t even had a fully intimate scene yet, so who knows what’ll happen in the future.
For a lot of child stars, their career winds up with a lot of typecast roles. Emma Watson, for example, will always be the nerdy, brave, and innocent Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter franchise. And while a lot of child stars rebel, wanting to rebrand themselves, Watson is very happy to “being Hermione.”
During an interview with The New York Daily News, Watson said, “I’m not going to get my kit off just to leave Hermione behind. I don’t want everyone to forget me as Hermione. I’m really proud of her.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar
At the height of her career, Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the cult classic film Cruel Intentions. With the latter being kind of scandalous, it’s amazing that Gellar never bared it all on camera. But, the thing is, she has a very strong stance when it comes to nude scenes.
According to Page Six, the actress has turned down nice paydays, refusing to strip down for scenes. During an interview with AskMen, one of Gellar’s representatives said, “Sarah doesn’t do nudity, period. It has never been her thing.”
While Cameron Diaz is technically out of the spotlight of Hollywood, she made quite an impact in the film industry. She was the girl next door, always playing the love interest in those 90s and early 2000s rom-com films. But, if there is one thing those films had in common, aside from the plot, is Diaz’s refusal to bare it all in front of the camera.
During an interview with Divine, Diaz explained that while she had no issue with others doing nude scenes, she wasn’t comfortable prancing around in her birthday suit for all to see. We can respect that!
Christina Hendricks has been compared to the likes of Marilyn Monroe, with a curvy body any 50s lady would kill to have. And while the Mad Men actress is aware of her physical attributes, she doesn’t want that to be the only thing people see when they watch her on-screen.
For Hendricks, she wants to be taken seriously as an actor. And she doesn’t believe that can happen if all anyone is talking about is her body. During an interview with Nicki Swift, she said, “‘I’ve always been comfortable in my own skin, but I’m really just a girl who would prefer talking about my acting than my body.”
You might recognize Olivia Munn from her role in Magic Mike, a movie where she shot a scene partially bare. But even so, the actress isn’t looking to do it again anytime soon. For her, it takes a certain type of director to make her feel comfortable enough to shoot those types of risque scenes.
During an interview with Vulture, Munn said, “There are very few directors I would ever do it for. Also, my character was getting out of the shower, and to keep it as realistic as possible, I didn’t wear a shirt in the shower.”
Jenna Fischer is probably best known for her role as Pam in the hit television series The Office. And while she can make jokes as good as the rest of them, there is one thing she isn’t willing to do on camera. Fischer has stated before that she is not comfortable doing something that didn’t make her feel like herself.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fischer said, “I stuck with that decision of no nudity, and that just felt the most authentic thing for me. That is what made me most comfortable.”
Ricky Gervais is a British comedian, probably best recognized for creating, co-writing, and acting in the British television series The Office. And while that show doesn’t necessarily have any reason for people to bare it all in front of the camera, Gervais wouldn’t do it anyway.
During an interview with MTV, the comedian said, “there’s no chance I’m doing it.” He didn’t really elaborate, but he did say he’d contemplate a body double if, for some reason, a scene required him to strip down.
Samuel L. Jackson
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has been in the entertainment industry for some time. And within that time, he has been part of some incredible films, including one that broke the box office record. But in all the years he’s been acting, he’s never been one to bare it all in front of the camera.
But his fear of going full-frontal isn’t due to anything other than his own self-confidence. During an interview with Howard Stern, Jackson said he’d think about getting a body double, but he wasn’t going to be the one on camera, not knowing if he’s “formidable enough.”
Contrary to popular belief, Jaime Dornan isn’t about baring it all for the camera. The Fifty Shades of Grey actor didn’t even strip down for the trilogy, opting to wear something called a “modesty pouch” instead. And even though rumors were swirling around of him receiving a lot of money to go full-frontal, they’re just rumors.
He didn’t think flashing the goods was essential to the story they were creating on-screen. During an interview with Elle, Dornan said, “I just thought we don’t need to be flashing the rest if it’s not essential to the story. We’re not making porn as much as people think we are.”
One leading man that refuses to bear it all for the silver screen is Chris Pratt. The Jurassic Park star is an outspoken man of faith, and doing an intimate scene like that just isn’t in the cards for him. While Pratt himself hasn’t spoken up on the topic, a source reached out to National Enquirer.
During the interview, the source said, “Everyone wants a piece of him, but Chris refuses to even consider anything that involves an [intimate] scene. It’s not something he sees as compatible with his faith.”
Considering all of the crazy outfits she wears on stage and on the red carpet, some might find it surprising to learn that singer Katy Perry isn’t about to flaunt her birthday suit for the camera any time soon. It might have something to do with her start as a Christian folk singer, but when it comes to intimate scenes and photoshoots, Perry puts her foot down.
During an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, Perry said, “I’m like a burlesque girl. I definitely won’t be doing a Playboy spread, but I will be doing a kind of Dita Von Teese style.”
For a quick second there, actress Isla Fisher had people believe that she had, in fact, stripped down for the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers. As it turns out, that isn’t exactly the case. Fisher actually isn’t for showing off her body, opting to use a body double instead.
During an interview with What Culture, Fisher explained her reasoning, saying, “I feel like if you have a female comic character and then you see her nipples, then she is no longer funny which is clearly wrong. That’s what I didn’t want to do it.”
Ironically, Rihanna is no stranger to showing off her body, considering some of her red carpet outfits are scandalous, to say the least. But just because she flaunts her stuff during award events, that doesn’t mean the singer is about to pose nude or bare it all on screen.
According to Rihanna, there is a very specific reason why she wouldn’t. During an interview with MTV UK, she said, “My mother would kill me if I posed nude. My mother raised me with certain standards.”
According to her music, the old Taylor might be dead, but in real life, Taylor still isn’t one to pose nude for a camera. During an interview with Glamour, the singer explains how baring it all might be risky, but she likes taking risks elsewhere.
She said, “I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don’t really feel like taking them off. It’s not an urge I have. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details, so everyone knows who that person is. That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.”
Actor Mark Wahlberg is a special case when it comes to celebrities who aren’t willing to bare it all in front of the camera. While he wore a prosthetic in Boogie Nights, the actor had to make a special deal with the director of Broken City. Instead of having an intimate scene, Wahlberg was able to convince Allen Hughes that stripping down would give the desired effect.
During an interview with WEEN, Wahlberg explained that stripping down is one thing, but having an intimate scene had the possibility of upsetting his wife. And he wasn’t about to risk doing that!
While Jessica Jones actress Carrie-Ann Moss is no stranger to on-screen intimacy, she isn’t about to bare it all for the camera. For the actress, a few things stop her from going full-on nudity in her projects: her mother, other successful actresses, and her marriage.
During an interview with Refinery29, she said, “I’m just not like that at all. My first thought would be, ‘What would my mother think? Besides, lots of actresses like Julia Roberts and Michelle Pfeiffer don’t do nudity, so I don’t think it’s so important… For me, there’s also the feeling that since I’m married, there’s a kind of sacredness to the body.”
While heiress Paris Hilton isn’t really an actress per se, she does pose for countless magazines as a model and socialite. Even so, the heiress isn’t about to expose her body for the camera, all because of an infamous tape that was leaked in the early 2000s.
During an interview with Marie Clair, Hilton said, “Because of that tape, I will always be judged and thought of as whatever they say about me because of a private moment between my boyfriend and me.”
Jessica Brown Findlay
Downtown Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay is no stranger to baring it all in front of the camera. But for this star, it was a one and down deal. Findlay has no desire to show off her goods, stating that her choice is a maturity that came with being in the industry.
During an interview with Radio Times, Findlay said, “To be honest, Albatross was naivety and not knowing that I could say no. I had no idea what was going to happen and thought I was going to be shot from behind.”
Good-girl actress Reese Witherspoon has been in the industry since the 1990s, starring in countless blockbusters, including Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama. And if there is one thing that her roles have in common, it’s her character’s sweet nature, meaning the clothes are staying on!
For her, it’s more about her pride, not wanting to show her body and discredit herself as an actress. During an interview with Marie Claire, Witherspoon said, “If actresses take their clothes off, they objectify themselves. I am flabbergasted by how many legitimate actresses do it.”