30 Celebrities Who Refuse To Do Nude Scenes & Why

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Nude scenes in movies or television is a thing. It's a complex negotiation of weird costumes and props designed to hide certain body parts and choreography that is the opposite of sexy. Actors and actresses have long talked about how the process of making a sex scene look hot on screen is decidedly not hot at all. There's an entire crew of camera people, set people, makeup artists, a director barking orders at you, all while you're trying to make a deeply human action look as natural as possible. It's enough to turn anyone off from doing these scenes.
And indeed, many actors and actresses have opted to pass. The following stars refuse to do nude scenes for a variety of reasons: they have kids and feel it is inappropriate as a parent, they don't like the aesthetics of nude scenes, or they just simply don't feel comfortable with baring it all on set.
In many instances, they're paired with a costar who is open to performing nude. Take Mandy Moore, for example. She won't appear nude on-screen, but that opening scene of This Is Us with Milo Ventimiglia, well, it was the network TV butt shot heard around the world. Sarah Jessica Parker had a no-nudity clause when she worked on Sex and The City, but if it felt like we saw everyone else in varying states of undress, that's for a reason: her contract was the strictest of all the stars.
Some of the stars on this list eventually broke their no-nudity vow, or performed nude once and decided it wasn't for them and amended their contract accordingly. In any case, read on to see how stars feel about showing off their bodies — maybe you can relate to that awkward feeling, too.

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