Thandie Newton has no shame in filming nude scenes for Westworld. In fact, she finds them quite liberating! It felt like having that fourth baby because it was a moment of such intense self-affirmation, not for me, Thandie, but female power," she explains.
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All rights reserved. For some women, the idea of being nude in front of others is the ultimate form of vulnerability. But for actress Thandie Newton, she says it makes her feel empowered.
Thandie Newton: 'For me to agree to be totally naked is a big deal Thandie Newton: I read the pilot first and was a bit confused because there was a lot of violence, a lot of objectification of women — saloon hookers and savages and so forth. So I met them on Skype and they explained how Westworld is aiming to show what human beings are capable of — that depravity — and subverting it.
By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline. She's currently starring in two major series: Westworld and Line Of Duty. And while Thandie Newton finds herself having to wear formal, uncomfortable police clothing for the latter, she's appeared in Westworld totally naked.
On Wednesday, Thandie Newtonthe highlight of HBO's mystifying Westworldwas featured in The Hollywood Reporter 's annual roundtable conversation for dramatic actresses, and she shared some tough truths about gender bias in Hollywood. As part of a conversation that included Angela Bassett, Claire FoyMaggie Gyllenhaal, Elisabeth Moss, and Sandra OhNewton joined her fellow actresses to participate in a dialogue about inequality in the industry—particularly discussing the wage gap for television actresses and the thorny intricacies of onscreen nudity. The likelihood of a woman appearing nude onscreen is almost three times as likely as a man appearing nude in Hollywood films, according to a report from The Guardian.
And the actress revealed that the way in which she was treated by the crew during these scenes gave her pause for thought as she reflected on other nude scenes she has appeared in other productions. Thandie said she realised the care they displayed was at odds with past experiences, and made her question lesser treatment she had been subjected to. Thandie has recently confirmed she will be receiving equal pay for the third season of the hit show.
HBO shows are known for their nudity and violence, but it isn't always just to entice viewers. Unlike Game of Thrones, the nudity in Westworld is of great importance to the story, and without it what happens to the Hosts wouldn't be as horrifying. That said, it's still an important decision for any actor to appear nude on screen, especially when it's as often as Thandie Newton's character Maeve, who - along with Rachel Wood's Dolores - probably has the most nude scenes out of everyone on the show.
During Oprah Winfrey's "Actors on Actors" series for VarietyThandie Newton revealed what her extensive series of nude scenes in 's breakthrough scifi premium-cable smash "Westworld" nude scenes really felt like. I still had my crepe-y belly, you know. I hadn't been to the gym. For those of us who aren't actors, a nude scene seems daunting, but Newton said she felt the full support of the crew the entire time.