Have you ever wondered if there are celebrities who regret being seen naked in a film or TV show? Believe it or not, there are plenty out there. Some feel as though they were pressured to take their clothes off in the first place, and if they had been more famous and powerful at the time, they would have been able to stand up to the powers that be and kept their clothes on. Others made the decision at the time and felt it was the right thing to do, but now look back and feel like it was the wrong decision. Join Facts Verse as we reveal some prominent celebrities who regret taking their clothes off for the camera!
Natalie Portman is not known for being an actress who generally takes her clothes off in her movies. While she doesn’t mind playing provocative characters, she prefers roles that are more suggestive than overt in terms of sexuality and nudity. Natalie has shined in roles like her turns in Black Swan and Closer, both of which were sexually charged films with very adult themes. And even though Portman has had love scenes in many movies, they were always with clothes on. Or the editors made sure none of her body was revealed on screen. (And there was technically a shot of ‘her’ butt in the film Your Highness, but a butt double was utilized. So that doesn’t really count.) That was until the short film, Hotel Chevalier. In it, Portman decided for the first time that she would be okay with some nudity. She disrobed during a love scene with Jason Schwartzman. But now Portman admits to being regretful about that decision. She claims she should never have shown that much skin, and ever since then, she hasn’t. According to Portman, she’s sorry that she didn’t trust her intuition. She decided she’d go with her gut for all future roles, adding “Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is say no.”
Emily Blunt has no plans to do onscreen nudity, courtesy of a lesson she learned from baring her skin in the film My Summer of Love. In the 2004 film, Blunt showed up naked in a couple of scenes, a decision she would do differently if she had the chance. She claims it’s not a moral stance however. In an interview in 2016 with The Telegraph, Blunt said that it’s more about the fact that she’s done it before, and doesn’t see any value in doing it again. She also told the publication that nudity for the sake of nudity is a pointless thing.
But it’s not just nudity on screen that is a turn off for Emily Blunt. She also says that playing racist characters or violent characters would be equally troubling for her!
This one might strike you as odd, considering Kate Winslet has done nudity in a number of movies. She has always seemed incredibly confident in both her acting and her body. And that confidence is part of what makes her acting so incredible to watch. But there’s one VERY famous nude appearance that Winslet regrets. That would be in 1997’s Titanic. Winslet strips for the camera to allow Leonardo DiCaprio’s character to draw her. Winslet has said that her regret in doing this scene isn’t about nudity on film in general. But more about the motive behind saying yes to it in this particular movie. Kate says at this point in her career she was still young and relatively unknown. So she agreed to do the nude scene because she was willing to do what it took to become a famous and successful actress. She now doesn’t like thinking of herself in that light, so she regrets this one bit of nudity.
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This buff actor made a name for himself in the Twilight movies, and gained legions of fans by showing off his impressive pectorals and abs. But Lautner has come to regret this part of his role in that series. He knows that a certain percentage of his fans are into him strictly for his body. And he has said he regrets being thought of as a piece of meat. Taylor confirms that he did indeed work incredibly hard to get his body into the shape it was for the films. And he knows it helped him get the role. But he would rather have been adored for his acting first, rather than primarily his buff body. He says that if he could choose he’s avoid taking off his shirt in a movie again. And while he knows that’s probably not going to happen, he doesn’t plan to ever ask to take his clothes off in any upcoming roles.
This legendary actress has been a star for many decades, and in her earlier years, was somewhat known for being willing to go nude on screen. So you might assume this was no big deal for Helen. But in recent years, she has admitted to being regretful about baring her skin in her early career. In a 2006 interview, she revealed that she was never actually comfortable being naked. And in fact, she hates all the nude scenes she’s done. According to Mirren, she was so worried that she would seem uptight when she was a younger actress that she basically said yes to everything, including nude scenes. She regrets that because of that, she has a life long reputation for being okay with nudity in her films.
You probably know Jamie Dornan for his role as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie series. But despite playing a very sexually adventurous character on screen, Dornan is a bit more shy when it comes to revealing his body. In 2018 he told The Sun that he never feels sexy. And if he’s naked in any way, he feels even less sexy. Of course, that made filming naked scenes for Fifty Shades of Grey quite a bit awkward for him. He also told Elle in 2018 that he specifically requested not to have any full frontal nudity for the third film. He felt that full nudity by either of the main characters wasn’t necessary to tell the story the way it needed to be told.
Legendary actress Sharon Stone has one of the most memorable and famous nude scenes in film history. Of course we’re talking about the notorious interrogation scene in Basic Instinct. Sharon’s character is being questioned by police, and sits with her legs crossed. But at one point she uncrosses them, giving the policemen (and the audience) a glimpse of her naked bottom half. Stone has said that the scene was originally going to be about hinting at the nudity, and she was originally wearing underwear. But apparently the director told her the camera was catching the white of her underwear. He asked if she’d take them off, and assured her that her naked body wouldn’t be on camera. Stone says that when she finally saw the film in the hteater, she was a shocked as everyone else watching. She was reportedly so mad at the final cut that she ran to the projection booth and slapped the director of the movie in the face!
Emilia Clarke is best known as Daenerys Targaryen, a.k.a. the “Mother of Dragons” on the HBO epic, Game of Thrones. In the early seasons of the show, Clarke’s naked body was shown quite frequently. But in a series of interviews later on, Clarke revealed that she hated shooting all the scenes with nudity. Like so many young actors and actresses, she felt pressured to show her body by the producers and studio of the show. What’s worse, once she had appeared naked on the show, the powers that be pressured her to do more, convincing her that since she had already done it before, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal to be naked again. Clarke even put her foot down at one point, telling the producers she refused to do more nudity. But apparently they wouldn’t give in to her wishes, and this left Clarke dealing with serious bouts of depression and insecurity. She also says it was horrible watching the show with her parents, who were not comfortable with her nudity either!
Parker is perhaps best known for playing Nancy Botwin on the 8 seasons of the Showtime comedy, Weeds. And there were many times when she bared her skin on screen for it. And for most of those times, she feels fine about it now. But there is one scene in particular that rubs her the wrong way. She regrets an episode in season 4 where she appears fully nude in a bathtub. IN an interview with More Magazine, she revealed that she had fought with the director about the scene, because at the time she felt she didn’t need to be naked for the scene to work. But she lost that battle. She says she knew that the internet would be full of headlines like, “Mary-Louise Parker shows off her big nipples.” And so she regrets not being able to convince the director to change the way that scene was shot, feeling she was basically goaded into it.
So there you have it. A handful of great actors and actresses who, for one reason or another, regret their decision to take off their clothes on screen. Which one of these exmples was most surprising to hear about? Can you think of any we missed? Let us know in the comments section below. And before you go, make sure you give this video a like, and subscribe to Facts Verse if you haven’t already. Click the bell icon to stay updated on all our latest content!