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Browning fine with screen nudity

Published 12/10/2011 | 12:52

Emily Browning says she has never had a problem with nudity
Emily Browning says she has never had a problem with nudity

Emily Browning has revealed she doesn't mind baring all on the big screen.

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The Australian actress strips off for Julia Leigh's new drama, Sleeping Beauty, where she plays a student who gets drawn into a seedy sexual underworld.

"I've never had a problem with nudity. Obviously I wouldn't do it for a role where I didn't think it was necessary or relevant. I'm not just going to get my kit off for every film that I do," she said.

"But I love this story, the way it was written and the character and I felt completely comfortable with Julia so it was fine for me. It wasn't a big deal."

Emily admitted she still found the initial nude scenes disquieting.

"The first scene where I had to take my clothes off was a little bit nerve-wracking but after that, it became pretty easy because I just go into a completely different world. When the cameras are rolling, I leave myself behind and you don't have the same insecurities that you have in everyday life, I suppose," she added.

However, the 22-year-old admits seeing herself in the film posters is "jarring".

"I saw the poster a couple of days ago when I was just getting off the Tube and it's always a bit jarring because I am half naked. I don't think people never recognise me from the poster because they just walk past it," she admitted.

:: Sleeping Beauty opens in cinemas on October 14.

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