Eleanor Tomlinson refuses to do nude scenes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 April 2015
Eleanor and Aidan

Eleanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner in 'Poldark'

Eleanor Tomlinson admits that although she and her 'Poldark' co-star Aidan Turner have had raunchy scenes on the drama, she refuses to film in the nude

Eleanor Tomlinson refuses to do nude scenes.

The 'Poldark' actress has criticised the expectation of women to film nude scenes on TV and film, explaining she prefers much more subtle ways of showing sexual chemistry because on-screen nudity has become so common.

She explained: "I don't do nudity, I don't feel the need to do it. In fact it's sexier if you don't do nudity. Especially nowadays when it's become all that sells a series. 'Poldark' has proven that you don't need nudity to convey a sexual relationship. It can be something as simple as the hair on the back of my neck moving as he's kissing me. It's the tiny things that get you hot under the collar."

The 22-year-old plays the love interest of Ross Poldark - played by Aidan Turner - in the BBC series, and admitted she finds the audience reaction to his muscled body ridiculous, even though it is refreshing to see a man being objectified on TV instead of a woman.

She told The Times newspaper: "It's nice to see a man doing it, as opposed to the women, who seem to have to go full frontal all the time now.

"Look, he's got a great body, and he works very hard at it, and it's great that people are talking about the show.

"But I'm hoping that the hysteria around it will die down slightly, and people will start talking about the storylines. Because it's getting a little bit tiring, even for Aidan."

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