The Australian actress is among the golden list of celebrities who worked with Stanley Kubrick. In 1999 she starred alongside her then-husband Tom Cruise 'Eyes Wide Shut' and when negotiating her nude scenes she was not so sure about it. Then, both the actress and director would come to a contractual agreement. He would show her the nude scenes before they made it into the film. Kidman declared she needed this to feel safe because she did not want people to laugh at her. If you have never watched the movie, Eyes Wide Shut follows the story of a married couple exploring their sexual boundaries.
The actor is known for saying no to nudity but he decided against his golden rule on his role in 'Behind the Candelabra' He explained to Playboy. “I mean, it’s tastefully done. Steven Soderbergh directed it, and Michael Douglas plays Liberace. But this movie’s not going to be for everyone.”
The actress made history when she became the first black woman to win an Oscar for her role in Monster's Ball. In the movie, she has a sex scene with Billy Bob Thornton. Her team did not want her to be part of this “They thought if you're going to do something like that, get a shitload of money." She ignored them and more than sensual, it was a very awkward scene helping in the development of her character.
Like his long-time friend Matt Damon, Ben Affleck has not many nude scenes in his repertoire. Actually, he has only one. In 'Gone Girl' he caused steamed fans to make a double-take to his character Nick Dunne taking a shower almost at the end of the movie. While promoting the film he even joked about it 'The penis is in there!' Affleck said during an interview with MTV. 'It's IMAX penis! You've gotta pay fifteen bucks to see it in 3D... it's better in 3D.'
Scarlett Johansson showed her charms to the world in 'Under the Skin.' but it was not a light thing to do. She has explained she needed the scene to be meaningful to the story. “The nudity is written into the script and I hope the audience agrees that it’s, you know, it’s not really indulging,” she said. “It’s almost like biological in a weird way, I think, and there is a lot of intention behind it.” In 2014 Johansson won Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality or Seduction by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Her first nude scene was in Bernardo Bertolucci's 'The Dreamers' where Eva leaves nothing to the imagination. About the director, Green declared “He’s a master of love and eroticism, but it’s good because I stopped being self-conscious. I felt like I was on drugs or anesthetized because you have to be. You have to let yourself slip away and forget everything, forget the sound guy and all that.” Later in Sin City: A Dame to Kill there is a semi-exposed nipple causing a big stir. After 'The Dreamers' there is nothing in comparison.
Feeling empowered, the actress shared her role in 'Red Sparrow' helped her overcome her insecurities (those leaked photos back in 2014). The insecurity and fear of being judged for getting nude, what I went through, should that dictate decisions I make for the rest of my life? This movie changed that and I didn’t even realize how important changing that mentality was until it was done,”
Curious enough, her topless scene was next to his then-husband Brad Pitt. Was it endearing or odd to work next to him a nude scene? “Love scenes are strange anyway, but when you’re doing a love scene with a person that you really have sex with? The only way to get through it was for us to all talk about the absurdity of it and make sure no one was feeling awkward,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
Even if you have not read the books or watched the movies, when talking about '50 Shades of Grey' instantly you know some erotic scenes are there. The main star, Dakota Johnson declared it was kind of difficult for her because yes, it was not a real scenario, but she had her senses deprived. “Ana’s chained to a drop-down gate that is in the red room and blindfolded, and she’s handcuffed by her wrists and feet,” she told Elle.
Steve McQueen’s 2011 sex addiction film “Shame.” has Michael Fassbender with gratuitous full-frontal nudity and explicit sex scenes. “We moved very fast,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “We shot it in 25 days, so I kind of had to get over it and get on with it.” No matter how fast he filmed, people did not let go of that vision for some time. Even Charlize Theron used the Human Rights Campaign Gala podium to speak about certain body parts. “Your penis was a revelation, “I’m available to work with it any time. I have to say that I was truly impressed that you chose to play it big. . . . Most other actors would have gone small, trust me. I know because I’ve worked with them.”