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'Downton Abbey's' Jessica Brown Findlay has topless scene regret

March 27, 2013|By Patrick Kevin Day
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Topless scene regret? Jessica Brown Findlay has a few.

The former "Downton Abbey" star recently opened up to Radio Times about her first-ever topless scene, in the 2011 film, "Albatross."

The film was the 23-year-old actress' first starring role, and she was cast in it before she became an international star with "Downton Abbey."

Of her topless scenes in the film, she says, "To be honest, 'Albatross' was naivete and not knowing that I could say no.. I had no idea what was going to happen and thought I was going to be shot from behind. It's not something I would do again."

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However, she has disrobed again for the cameras. She left "Downton" during the show's third season to pursue other projects, including a starring role in the series, "Labyrinth."

Though she tells the magazine that her topless days are probably behind her, she does offer some tips for actresses who do doff their tops on camera.

"If you're going to do a nude scene, be honest and natural," she says. "The idea that actresses would work out at the gym for a thousand hours before hand... I was drinking pints and eating burgers. But actually, it's not something I would do again."

Findlay's next major role is alongside Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Connelly in the fantasy film "Winter's Tale."

Findlay isn't the only television actress to publicly regret disrobing for the cameras. Mary-Louise Parker told More Magazine that she regretted a nude scene she had done in the fourth season of her cable series "Weeds."


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