- Shailene Woodley discussed shooting sex scenes in a Hollywood Reporter cover story.
- Woodley suggested that it was unrealistic for sex scenes to be shot with women wearing bras.
- “I don’t think I ever did that, sex with a bra – or very, very rarely,” the 29-year-old said.
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The “Big Little Lies” actor Shailene Woodley told The Hollywood Reporter that she disliked sex scenes in which women are seen in bras because she preferred “realism over modesty.”
“Oftentimes in movies, you see two people having sex and the woman has her bra on, and in real life, I don’t think I ever did that, sex with a bra – or very, very rarely,” the 29-year-old said.
Woodley, who most recently starred alongside Jodie Foster in “The Mauritanian,” added that she had “never felt uncomfortable doing intimate scenes” because she is vocal with both the director and her costars on set.
She said: “I always sit down and talk with the director, the other actor. We always have conversations of, ‘How are you planning on shooting it? Is nudity necessary? Is it going to distract from the scene, add to the scene?’
“We know exactly what the boundaries are. And I’ve never been in a situation where those things haven’t been honored.”
Later in the profile, Woodley discussed her relationship with her fiancé, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. She also explained why she and Rodgers announced their engagement.
“When we announced that we were engaged, we wanted to do that only because we didn’t want someone else to do it before we did,” Woodley said.
She added: “We didn’t do it for months and months after we had become engaged, but the reaction to it was really a lot, and so we were like, ‘Let’s just politely decline [to talk about the relationship] for a little while and live in our little bubble.'”
Earlier this year, several tabloids reported that the pair had begun a long-distance relationship. In February, a source told E! News the pair were keeping things “private and low key.”
But days after reports of their romance made headlines, Rodgers announced he was engaged at the NFL Honors, where he picked up the league’s MVP award for the third time. Rodgers did not name his fiancée, but Woodley confirmed their engagement weeks later during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Last month, Woodley spoke with Shape magazine about her relationship with Rodgers, telling the publication that she and Rodgers had “jumped in headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out of the way early.”
“I have the perspective that I would have met Aaron in any context, any space in time, because I feel we were meant to be together,” she said.