Julia Stiles: I won’t go naked on film
Julia Stiles has said she’s unlikely to get nude on screen any time soon.
She told the Independent recently: “It’s not that I’m prudish. It’s just that I don’t really want to go to work and take off my clothes.”
“You’d be surprised how much nudity is called for as an actress. I don’t have a problem with it or a problem when other actresses do it, but I’m a modest person and generally steer away from nude scenes and love scenes because, more often than not, I find they’re gratuitous.”
“I’ve worked with foreign directors who think that it’s an ‘American thing’ [not to do nudity] and they don’t understand why it would be such a serious issue for me. But it’s not my own hang-up; it’s the hang-up of the audience.”
Like Natalie Portman, Julia added that she is also worried about what will happen to the scenes after they’ve been released: “People in the film lab can do something with the footage and, no matter what the context is in the actual film, it can end up as pornography on the internet.