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Taylor Schilling is 'scared of nudity'

TAYLOR Schilling is "scared" of shooting nude scenes.

The 'Orange Is The New Black' star has confessed she dreads stripping off on camera but is happy to do so, with a bit of "hand-holding", if it helps to get across the "truth of the scene".

She explained: "I've been scared of the nudity. Just as an actor [that] has been frightening for me.

"I've needed some hand-holding."

The blonde beauty, 30 - who plays Piper Chapman on the Netflix series - receives a lot of support from the show's creator Jenji Kohan when it comes to filming intimate moments.

She explained: "But what it always comes back to - and why I think those conversations are so valuable - is that we get to the truth of the scene and there's never anything gratuitous on this show."

Taylor added that Jenji has helped her to see that moments of nudity can give viewers an excellent insight into her character's thoughts and feelings.

Speaking at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' screening of 'Orange Is the New Black' in Hollywood yesterday (20.05.15), she said: "It's a physical manifestation of the internal vulnerability. The physical vulnerability matches the internal vulnerability, and once that's very clear, as an actor I can go anywhere."



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