The Playlist Staff. On the mind. What makes nudity gratuitous?
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If someone offered you a million dollars to get naked on camera, would you do it? What if someone was already paying you a million dollars to be on camera anyway, but still asked you to show some skin? Kinda takes the motivation away, doesn't it? Thus, it might not surprise you to learn that many celebs refuse to do nudity in films, for a variety of reasons.
Contrary to how effortless, natural, and erotic they can seem on-screen, Hollywood sex scenes take a great deal of thoughtfulness, hard work, and preparation to create. And since the subject matter of love scenes is so personal, those involved have a variety of tricks and techniques up their sleeves to make scenes convincing for audiences and as comfortable as possible for actors. If you're seeing a naked actor on screen, it's important to know that legal contracts that outlined the details of the nudity were signed prior to the actor accepting the role. SAG-AFTRA, the entertainment industry labor union, designates a nudity rider as a requirement in contracts for roles that require "nudity, partial nudity or simulated sex acts. This document is negotiated by the actor, their representatives, and the production team, and within the rider are detailed descriptions of what the actor is willing to do on screen. This includes scene information, the type of nudity required, limitations on usage of the footage, and any details or terms the actor and producer agree upon. It's not unusual for a nudity rider to include minute details such as exactly which body parts are visible, how much of the body part can be seen, and for how long the body part is shown. Although the nudity rider is a contract, SAG-AFTRA reiterates the importance of consent, saying, "Remember, even if you have signed a nudity rider, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time prior to [the] filming of the scene. If an actor is working on a non-union film, they are not protected by the union.
It was definitely a task for actress Anya Chalotra, who plays the leading lady in the show who leaves mischief in her wake as a powerful mage. But speaking to Metro. In the scene in question, pre-transformation Yennefer was seen in a passionate clinch with Istredd Royce Pierreson , as an imaginary audience concocted by Yen was seen applauding as they watched. After watching the scene unfold, Anya stepped in and later performed any other forms of nudity herself.