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Amanda Seyfried Regrets Nudity in Early Roles: ‘How Did I Let That Happen?’

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Amanda Seyfried Regrets Nudity In Early Roles: ‘How Did I Let That Happen?’

By Movieguide® Staff

Amanda Seyfried recently opened up about her time as a young actress Hollywood, noting that she regrets the sexuality of her early roles.

“Being 19, walking around without my underwear on, like, are you kidding me? How did I let that happen?” the actress explained. “Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.”

Seyfried spoke about some of her early roles in the past, most notably her part in MEAN GIRL. In one scene, Seyfried’s character claimed she could predict the weather by touching her breasts. The actress said that, after the movie came out, men would often approach her and refer to that scene.

“I always felt really grossed out by that. I was like 18 years old. It was just gross,” she shared.

Seyfried is not the only actress who regrets taking early roles that included nudity or other inappropriate content.

Several actresses have come forward, talking about the mental harm of doing nudity in their career.

Movieguide® previously reported: 

Actress Kaya Scodelario recently went viral for her TikTok comparing EUPHORIA to her own TV show SKINS. 

SKINS, a British TV show that aired from 2007 to 2013, was infamous for its dark subject matter. The show explored topics like drug abuse, mental health issues, and premarital sex. 

EUPHORIA has frequently been compared to the UK show, due to the fact that it covers a lot of the same subjects. 

There is one notable difference, though. While the stars of EUPHORIA are all 20-somethings playing high schoolers, the actors on SKINS were actually teenagers. Scodelario was only 14 years old when she started the show.

Her now viral TikTok addresses that. The video features text above the actress’ face that reads, “Watching EUPHORIA for the first time thinking, This is crazy for 17-year-olds, then remembering what I was doing on TV at 14.”

Her caption reads, “Will always be grateful. But yeah safeguarding really wasnt a thing back then….”

While Scodelario said she was grateful for the opportunities the show gave her as an actress, she did admit in a since-deleted comment that SKINS gave her “issues.”

A fan commented, “Do you think being on SKINS affected your mentality at that age?”

The actress replied, “Yes. It was a beautiful time but also the deep rooted cause of a lot of my issues now. Still, it gave me the opportunity to do the job I loved.”

She’s not the only former SKINS star that admitted to feeling traumatized by their time on the show. 

April Pearson and Layla Lewis both appeared on SKINS for a few seasons, and on a recent podcast, the actresses discussed how filming the show’s sex scenes impacted them. 

“There’s a difference between being officially old enough and mentally old enough,” Pearson explained of the sex scenes. “I was having this conversation with my husband and I was saying I do feel like I was too young, I feel like I wasn’t protected.”

She continued, “The preparation for what we were going to do… Nowadays you have an intimacy co-ordinator as a standard for nude, intimate scenes and that just simply wasn’t a thing.”

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