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Skins Actor Kaya Scodelario 'Scared' After Opening Up About Naked Audition Request

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Skins Actor Kaya Scodelario 'Scared' After Opening Up About Naked Audition Request

In the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying against actor Noel Clarke, Skins star Kaya Scodelario has opened up about being asked to audition nude, and the fear that comes with stepping forward.

The 29-year-old took to Twitter to recount how a 'big director' abused his power.

Scodelario has spoken out about being asked to audition for a part by taking her clothes off. Credit: PA
Scodelario has spoken out about being asked to audition for a part by taking her clothes off. Credit: PA

The Pirates of the Caribbean star said: "I had an audition for a job a few years ago. It said 'she just needs to come in. Take her clothes off and that's all'. I was terrified. Luckily I have an agent who swiftly said there was no way that was going to happen. This was a big movie. A big director. A big 'opportunity'.

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"MANY MANY young actors do not have the safety net of a caring agent to protect them. They will assume that it is normal for an actress' worth to be measured by the body they have. By the amount of skin they are willing to show. We have been conditioned to believe this."


She then shared another experience when she and another actor were asked to agree to 'go nude' for a film which contained no nudity, and whoever said 'yes' first would get the part:

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Scodelario finished by applauding the bravery of other women in the industry who have spoken out, citing the fact that she would feel scared about her own revelations, despite the fact she hasn't mentioned any names.

She said: "You know what's f***ed? I'm going to wake up in the morning with anxiety about tweeting. Despite the fact that I haven't named names. I'm still going to feel scared. The women who come forward openly are so brave. I am in awe of you all. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."

It comes after 20 women spoke out about actor Noel Clarke, accusing him of groping, harassment and bullying.

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Clarke denies the allegations but has been suspended by BAFTA, which awarded him the prize for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema earlier this month.

A spokesperson said: "In light of the allegations of serious misconduct regarding Noel Clarke in The Guardian this evening, BAFTA has taken the decision to suspend his membership and the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award immediately and until further notice."

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