Girls doesn’t return until January, but we’ve got some new gossip coming out from the set to tide us over: Rita Wilson will be guesting on the show this season as Marnie’s (Allison Williams) mom.
While that’s exciting enough the real story is Wilson’s contract. Reportedly, it stipulates that the actress won’t appear nude on a program that is buzzy for all the stripping down. “I [wanted] it put in my contract . . . [They] don’t want to see me nude,” Wilson told US Weekly. “That’s all I have to say. I’m like, ‘Don’t write in any nudity, please!”
If she’s a fan, Wilson knows what she is getting into. It’s not just the twenty-somethings who are constantly without pants on HBO’s Emmy-nominated hit. Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) parents were on the show this past season, and they were nude in one seriously uncomfortable shower scene.
That got us thinking: What other actresses have a “no-nudity” clause in their contracts (We wanted to look at men as well, but information was much more scarce.) While many actresses have stripped down as part of roles to great critical acclaim (Kate Winslet, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams), below are just a few who’ve said they’ll never appear nude on camera:
1.) Sarah Jessica Parker: The woman most famously tied to sex on TV never actually appeared nude on Sex and The City. People reports she has a strict no-nudity clause in her contract.
2.) Jessica Alba: “I don’t do nudity. I just don’t. Maybe that makes me a bad actress. Maybe I won’t get hired in some things. But I have too much anxiety” she told Elle.
3.) Kirsten Dunst: She was asked about a no-nudity contract and said, “Yeah, I’m always very careful about that, definitely….I would never do that and [producers] knew that.” (Although later, she did appear nude in Melancholia.)
4.) Isla Fisher: “I feel like if you have a female comic character and then you see her nipples, then she is no longer funny, which is clearly wrong, but that was my theory, and that’s why I didn’t want to do it” she’s said. (The actress used a body double in Wedding Crashers).
5.) Allison Williams: If Wilson won’t appear nude, she won’t be alone on the HBO show. Reportedly, Allison Williams also won’t be showing her, err… girls. Obvious to anyone who watches the program – or even caught the Emmys Sunday – Dunham certainly has no such qualms.