The idea of nudity and artistic expression has always been a touchy subject for me. I have a deep love for the horror genre. Sometimes, in order to perform in these films– nudity is expected of me. I was never comfortable with this, and it has probably resulted in the loss of many acting opportunities. The idea of bouncing my tits on camera for the sake of “boob criteria” in an indie horror film never seemed like a good idea to me. Likewise, nude photo shoots were completely out of the question. I don’t have the rock hard body required to pose tastefully in a nude photo. Plus, I think the photographer’s photoshopping skills need to be exceptional to make me look even close to appearing magazine ready.
No, nudity was never something I considered doing. I may have texted a topless photo in my day (fingers crossed that it will never re-surface) –but really, nudity is a quick way for a new actress to lose credibility incredibly fast. And like most females in their 20s.. my body issues plague my mind. I blame mainstream media for giving me the self-consciousness pointed directly at my mid section (but I do praise Christina Hendricks for helping me love my curves). I know I look best naked laying down in the dark. So the idea of prancing around naked for the sake of a performance isn’t something I could dive into right away.