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14+ Celebs Who Refuse To Do Nude Scenes

In the world of film and TV, audiences are pretty accustomed to sitting through a nude scene or two these days. For the people in them, however, it's a more bizarre thing to get used to. And frankly, some just don't.

As stars gain more and more power over their own careers, they're more able to say "no" to the things that make them uncomfortable.

Here's a list of celebs who won't get naked just because the script says they should.

Anna Kendrick

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Back in 2010, Anna Kendrick told The Telegraph that she was not into doing nude scenes. She said, "I am not criticising people who do [nude scenes] but I plan to keep doing what I am doing and hope it keeps going good."

She even used a butt double for a film, according to E! Online

Emma Watson

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Emma Watson is an icon as the portrayer of female legends like Hermione Granger and Belle. She told The New York Daily News that she doesn't feel the need to get wild to try and outrun her time as Hermione: "I'm not going to get my kit off or snort cocaine in a film, just to leave Hermione behind," she explained.


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According to Capital FM, Rihanna's reason for avoiding on-screen nudity is a very relatable one: "My mother would kill me if I posed nude! My mother raised me with certain standards." Red carpets and her Instagram, however, seem to be fair game — her body, her rules.

Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts keeps it short and to the point. Talking to Marie Claire, she said: "I wouldn’t do nudity in a film. To act with my clothes on is a performance. To act with my clothes off is a documentary."

Jenna Fischer

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Former The Office star Jenna Fischer once told Playboy (of all places!) that nudity is not in the cards for her. "Well, I wouldn't do anything I wouldn't be proud to show my parents." She actually said that to a screenwriter who wanted her to do a nude scene early in her career. He told her she wasn't a real actress.

Guess the joke's on him.

Evangeline Lilly

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Evangeline Lilly's experience with having no control over her partial nude scenes on LOST led to her ruling them out for herself entirely. She said to MSN:

"When I read scripts that involves nudity, I pass. And it’s not because I think there's anything wrong with doing nudity, it’s because I don’t trust that I can be comfortable and safe."

Mila Kunis

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Mila rose up and used her voice for good when she spoke about her experiences being pressured into doing nude scenes.

After being told she would never work again if she didn't, Mila said, " [...] for the first time in my career I said 'no.' And guess what? The world didn't end."

Honestly, read her whole post on the matter. It's important.

Kellan Lutz

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Kellan Lutz's aversion to nude scenes is down to finding them unnecessary. "I have a nudity clause. I just don't think nudity needs to happen. For me, I don't need to walk out of a shower showing my [expletive]." He told IOL.

Jessica Alba

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Yet another easy reason to not go nude? Your grandparents, of course. Jessica Alba told Glamour, "I don't want my grandparents to see my boobs. That's it. It would be weird at Christmas."

I get it.

Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock has no problem admitting why she won't go nude on film--she doesn't want to see herself like that. She said to The Times. "I don’t want to know what my best angles are. Don’t wanna see it. Don’t want to hear it. Therefore, I’m not going to do it on film."

Ricky Gervais

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The comedian joined in with his former The Invention of Lying co-star, Jennifer Garner, to talk their lack of nudity on-screen. "There's no chance of me doing it!" He said to MTV. "Unless I had a stunt one."


Jennifer Garner

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Jennifer Garner joined co-star Ricky Gervais in swearing off nude scenes for herself. She also told MTV that the odds of her getting naked are about 0.

"No, thank you. The world deserves better. Not interested."

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson faced a gross situation with Sacha Baron Cohen on the set of Grimsby, where he thought she should strip--for comedy. "Every single day he’s like, ‘Rebel, can you just go naked in this scene?’ And I’m like, ‘No!’" Rebel described the situation to like it was all in good fun, but still. It's a little weird.

Jay Baruchel

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Nudity isn't very appealing for Jay Baruchel, who has done some pretty outrageous things in the name of comedy. However, getting naked and having to face his family is definitely the line. "[...] I have a little sister and my mother who live two blocks away from me. I don't need my junk being out there for everyone to see," he told Cinema Blend.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox and Sandra Bullock have something in common: they don't want to see what they look like naked on screen. But it's also deeper than that: after pictures of her leaked without her consent, she felt she'd lost her privacy. Talking to MTV, she said, "Literally all I have left are my private parts and I don't want to also share them with the world."

Sarah Jessica Parker

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SJP is arguably one of the most powerful people in Hollywood, and that means she calls the shots. But it wasn't always like that--she was once almost forced to do a nude scene.

“They were like, ‘Sarah Jessica’s going to be nude tomorrow,’ and I was like ‘I’m not going to be nude.’” She won, and now she has a no-nudity clause in her contract, she told People.

Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell keeps it pretty light on her opinion towards doing nude scenes. "All the Mr. Skins of the world are like, 'Ooh, Kristen gets naked!' I'm like, 'Dream on!'" Sometimes, it really can be just that simple.

Hilary Duff

A younger Hilary very clearly stated in 2006, " I don't want to take my top off or anything."

She's stuck to that. More recently, after a fake nude photo was leaked, Hilary contacted the FBI about its inauthenticity. She is serious about her privacy, as she should be.

Blake Lively

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Ah, the distraction factor. Blake Lively gave a logical answer to why she won't do nude scenes--she finds them distracting! She told The Daily Mail, "I know that if I am watching a scene and someone has their boobs out, then that's all I'm looking at - I can't help it."

Mandy Moore

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Mandy Moore likes her privacy, thank you very much. She describes her attitude towards nudity to Entertainment Tonight: "I’m a modest girl. No one has seen my butt besides me behind closed doors [...]" She even used a butt double in her film, Chasing Liberty.

Isla Fisher

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Comedy means different things to different people. To Isla Fisher, it means no nudity. She told The Sydney Morning Harold, "It is not like I have a problem with nudity but I didn't think there was anything funny about seeing a woman's nipple [...]"

She's not wrong.

Emma Roberts

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For some who have never done a nude scene, it's a topic of deep reflection. Emma Roberts is torn on both nude and love scenes: "I don’t know that I’d do a full-on nude scene, ever [...] I’ve never had a full-on sex scene…but we’ll see." She told W Magazine.

Katy Perry

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Katy prefers to keep things risqué, not full-frontal. She told People, "I’m like a burlesque girl. I definitely won’t be doing a Playboy spread, but I will be doing a kind of Dita Von Teese style."

Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson thinks nudity is pretty unnecessary when it comes to keeping a movie sexy. She told Playboy that she fought against it being used in her film, The Last Kiss: "It’s almost a deal breaker. The movie was rated R, and they like to put in nudity wherever they can, but I’m pretty strong willed and believe it can be avoided."