Alison Brie in the Netflix series “GLOW.”
After starring in tv series such as “Mad men” and “Community”, one thing Alison Brie still had to do on the screen was strip in front of the cameras. Now, the 34-year-old star is making waves as the 1980s, female wrestler, Ruth Wilder, in the Netflix series “GLOW” where they learned how to be comfortable with nude scenes.
“Very early in the auditioning it was a case of ‘not coming to any more auditions, unless you are happy with nudity, because it is a part of the show,'” Brie told Net-a-Porter’s the Edit. “It was a deal-breaker, for sure. At that moment, I just wanted to be on the show so much that I really didn’t care.”
The star admitted to the magazine that they are somewhat uncertain about doing on-screen nudity, but she was more comfortable with the idea when she heard that the nudity on the show wasn’t just for show.
“It was important that the show is a realistic picture of life in the way people live and the way they have sex,” said Alison. “And also that our show can be about any aspect of the bodies of women, and women not to be ashamed for their body. We are not shot in a way that over-sexualizing us, or exploiting us. I found it very liberating and empowering, and I am so glad that I did it.”
But the nude scenes were not the only thing that helped Brie to feel. The star said that many of her role as Wilder involved fitness. Brie and the rest of the cast focused on the work for the show, but the star said that the experience of “GLOW” helped her learn how to her body in several different ways, making her a whole new appreciation for the female figure.
“It’s really changed the way I felt about my body. It felt so empowering and exciting, and it turned out that we were capable of so much more than we had expected. “GLOW” is such a body-positive show, all women will feel really comfortable in their body, and that is a healthy thing to be surrounded by.”
Recently, the actress received nominations for both the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, and also has a role in the Tommy Wiseau-inspired film,”The Disaster Artist” who stars in a long-side of her brother-in-law, James Franco and her husband, Dave, Franco.