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15 Times Actors Said No To Going Nude

More and more nowadays, movies and TV are pushing the boundaries, redefining and reinterpreting what audiences deem to be explicit. More often than not, this results in an actor being "forced" to show some skin for the sake of their art.

However, there are those celebrities who outright refuse to bare-all, regardless of artistic integrity or the promise of a larger payday. Have a look below and check out these 15 actors who said no to going nude.

You won't be seeing Julia Roberts in the buff any time soon.

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"I wouldn’t do nudity in a film," Julia told Marie Claire. "To act with my clothes on is a performance. To act with my clothes off is a documentary."

Samuel L. Jackson requires a [expletive] double.

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While speaking to Howard Stern on Sirius XM, Sam explained that he wouldn't do full-frontal nudity in a film. He joked that he's unsure as to whether or not the size of his member could live up to the size of his aura.

Sydney Sweeney refused to go topless for certain 'Euphoria' scenes.

Sydney Sweeney in 'Euphoria'.
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Granted, Sydney is naked for a good chunk of Euphoria, but in her mind, it's never for gratuitous reasons. When she expressed her concerns to director Sam Levinson, he rewrote the scenes without question.

Kristen Bell has no interest in showing her butt crack.

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Kristen stripped down to her bra and underwear in House of Lies, but as she told Women's Health — that's as far as she plans to go. For all those celebrity skin sites begging her to go nude, Kristen has only two words: dream on.

Keira Knightley is fed up with being objectified.

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"It's partly vanity," Knightley said of her desire to keep her clothes on. She told USA Today that "Also, it's the male gaze. I don't have an absolute ban, but I kind of do with men."

Minka Kelly felt uncomfortable dropping her dress in 'Euphoria'.

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Like her co-star Sydney Sweeney, Minka felt uncomfortable being completely nude in her first scene in Euphoria. She spoke with director Sam Levinson and together they rewrote the scene so that she was completely at ease.

Emilia Clarke said that filming her nude scenes for 'Game Of Thrones' was terrifying.

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Emilia has said that she was young, naive, and eager to please while filming Game of Thrones. She says that she's old enough to know better and moving forward has no plans to show any more skin.

Mila Kunis doesn't bow down to male pressure.

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During a 2011 appearance on Regis and Kelly, Mila explained how shooting nude scenes gave her incredible amounts of anxiety. She also penned an open letter in 2016, publically calling out a producer who threatened her career for refusing to appear naked.

Ricky Gervais plans on keeping his clothes on.

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Sure, he might enjoy posting the occasional bathtub selfie but that's as far as Ricky plans on going. He once joked that he doesn't want to see himself naked, nor does anybody else.

Blake Lively has broken her no-nudity rule one time.

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She agreed to do a nude scene in All I See is You because she truly felt that the film called for it. Beyond that, however, Lively has always maintained that she finds nudity in movies/tv to be distracting.

Chris Pratt has a nudity clause in his contract.

Chris has been known to show his butt in the past but has no interest in letting his fans get a peek at anything else. Supposedly, his faith is a big motivating factor in the decision.

Jessica Alba doesn't want her grandparents to see her boobs.

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I mean, who would want that? Jessica joked to Glamour that doing a nude scene would certainly make for an awkward family dinner and that her appearing naked would in no way heighten any of the films she's appeared in.

Sarah Michelle Gellar has never, nor will she ever appear nude.

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According to reports, Sarah has turned down multiple roles and millions of dollars over the years by refusing to appear naked. Producers simply couldn't pay her enough to motivate her to take her top off.

Megan Fox doesn't want nude photos of herself on the internet.

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"I can't ever imagine myself doing nudity in a film," Fox told MTV News back in 2009. "It lives forever, especially now, with the internet. I just can't. I just can't."

Reese Witherspoon thinks that nude scenes objectify actresses.

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In an interview with Glamour UK, Reese explained that when a woman takes her clothes off in a movie, she is objectifying herself. She said that she's flabbergasted how many "legitimate" actors are willing to bare-all.