The Great Naked Debate: Stars Who Will Never Bare All, Stars Who Embrace It — and Everyone in Between
Despite exposing just about everything by choosing a life in the public eye, celebrities have very mixed feelings about going nude for a shoot. Some love it, some hate it and some don’t have any strong feelings about it at all.
Here’s how these eight celebs have to say about stripping down in front of the camera.
Hailey Baldwin: No Way. Won’t Do It. Not a Chance.
Unlike her BFF Kendall Jenner, who has always been outspoken about her love of revealing her breasts, the 20-year-old model avoids wearing ensembles that are a bit too sheer.
“I would never pose topless,” she told Yahoo 7’s B in a recent interview. “I don’t like nipple.”
She added: “I wouldn’t ever pose naked…I’m fine to do bikinis and certainly lingerie if I feel like it’s done tastefully … cute like Victoria’s Secret, but nothing like raunchy or overly sexual.”
Kim Kardashian West: Yes. 1,000 Times Yes.
For the reality star and mother of two, posing naked is a way for her to confidently embrace her body. After facing backlash for her iconic Paper Magazine spread, which included nude photos, Kardashian West clarified why she wanted to do it.
“I’m never one to preach, but I felt really positive and really good about myself. I love the photos, I did it for me. I hope other people like them,” she said on the Australian show The Project.
Kristen Stewart: You Just Tell Her When and Where.
In an interview with W magazine, the actress admitted she has zero trepidations about going nude.
“I wasn’t apprehensive,” she said of being naked in her recent film Personal Shopper. “I feel super great with director Olivier [Assayas], as well. The scenes in which I don’t have clothes on or the scenes that seem ‘risqué’ from an outsider’s perspective, there was no acknowledgment on his part.”
She continued, “My personal feeling about that is that I’m really unashamed, but within the context of the story, there’s a lot of shame… So it’s kind of nice to see someone stripped and bare, totally bare. There’s strength in it.”
Stewart event went so far as to call out people who are squeamish about onscreen nudity. “I’m pretty open. I think people are a little too f—— weird about it, to be honest, but that’s kind of why I was like, ‘I’ll do it,’ ” she said.
Emily Blunt: She’s Done It … But Doesn’t Really Feel Like Doing It Again
For Blunt, stripping down on camera is a bit of a “been there, done that” type thing.
“Too racy would be one thing I wouldn’t go for now. I’m not so keen on doing nudity, because I’m not 22 anymore,” Blunt told The Telegraph in an interview. “And actually it’s not so much a moral thing as, ‘I’ve done it before and do I really want to do it again?'” she added. “Does it serve the film or is it gratuitous and seeing someone’s tits for the sake of it? Because I don’t think it’s necessary most of the time.”
Demi Lovato: Posing Naked Is Empowering.
Before the singer’s latest album, Confident, dropped in October 2015, she stripped down for a revealing Vanity Fair photo shoot.
“I’m about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk? What does it mean to be confident? It means letting go, being authentic, saying I don’t give a f—, and this is who I am,” she said to the photographer. “I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free. What if we do a photo shoot where it’s totally raw? Super-sexy, but no makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching, and no clothing. Let’s do it here, let’s do it now.”
Having struggled with eating disorders for years, she feels proud that she had the confidence to go through with it. “I would have never thought that I would have ever gotten to a place in my life where I could feel comfortable [posing nude],” she said.
Jennifer Garner: Nope.
When MTV News asked her if she’d ever go nude for a role, Garner made it very clear: Nooooooo way. “I will not be taking it all off!” Garner said. “No, thank you. The world deserves better. Not interested.”
Anna Kendrick: Thanks, But No Thanks
While actress doesn’t want to strip down for a role, she has no problem with anyone who does.
“I have been lucky because I have not been pigeonholed into the teenage movie category. I am not criticizing people who do that [nude scenes] but I plan to keep doing what I am doing and hope it keeps going good,” she said in 2010.
In her film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Kendrick picked out her very own butt double.
“When you choose a butt double they’re like, ‘Is there anything you want?’ As though they were going to scour the nation for the perfect ass you described and then they showed me three pictures and were like, ‘This is the only one that could be you. This is the only one that isn’t seven feet tall,” she told E.
Kendall Jenner: Boobs 4 Life.
In a July post on her website/app, the 20-year-old addressed her “free the nipple” ethos.
“I really don’t see what the big deal is with going braless,”Jenner wrote. “I think it’s cool and I really just don’t care! It’s sexy, it’s comfortable and I’m cool with my breasts. That’s it!”
Going braless comes with the added bonus of being able to show off her nipple rings, which she’s had since earlier this year.
“It’s also a fun way to show off my different nipple rings,” she wrote. “[Jewelry designer] Jacquie Aiche made me a couple of pieces that are really sick, like a pair of angel wings.”