Jessica Brown-Findlay regrets nude scenes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 March 2013
Jessica Brown Findlay

Jessica Brown-Findlay

'Downton Abbey' star Jessica Brown-Findlay regrets filming a topless scene in 2011 film 'Albatross' and although she appears nude in a new TV drama, she wouldn't do it again

Jessica Brown-Findlay regrets doing a nude scene.

The former 'Downton Abbey' actress will be seen shedding her clothes in forthcoming Channel 4 fantasy drama 'Labyrinth', however, she claims that an earlier experience filming a topless sequence in 2011 film 'Albatross' was a naïve choice and she wouldn't do it again.

In an interview with Radio Times magazine, she 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.

"In 'Labyrinth', it is a very fleeting moment that we shot in one take. But actually, it's not something I would do again."

The 23-year-old star - who left her role as Lady Sybil in the hit ITV period drama midway through last year's third series - also revealed she prepared for her nude scene by "eating burgers and drinking pints" because she wanted to represent a realistic female figure.

She explained: "I think it's awful that women get so criticised about their bodies. I think if you're going to do a nude scene, be honest and natural. Otherwise I'd be starving myself for ever, which I just couldn't do!

"The idea that actresses would work out at the gym for a thousand hours beforehand ... I was drinking pints and eating burgers."

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