Emma Thompson recently admitted that despite being an advocate for women of all sizes to be represented on the big screen, it has been challenging for her to bare all in front of the cameras lately, according to Daily Mail. The British-born actor opened up about a nude scene she did in her new movie, “Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.”
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in a new interview, Thompson explained that she stars as a woman by the name of Nancy Stokes, who is hoping to experience an orgasm for the first time in her life. She also talked about some of the pressure that female actors feel when it comes to seeing their bodies on film. She said, “It’s very challenging to be nude at 62,” adding that not much has changed when it comes to the “dreadful demands” actors feel about their bodies and appearances. She further explained, “I don’t think I could’ve done it before the age that I am. And yet, of course, the age that I am makes it extremely challenging because we aren’t used to seeing untreated bodies on the screen.”
And while Thompson is certainly describing a feeling that many female actors know all too well, at least it’s good to know that her frank, blunt, and naked thoughts on the matter, along with her ability to tell it like it is, is why so many of her fans love and appreciate her.