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Sarah Jessica Parker reduced to tears after being forced into naked scene

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Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed that she was left sobbing when producers attempted to force her into filming a nude scene – until a ‘man’ stepped in to help.

Sarah Jessica Parker has opened up about her experiences in Hollywood, in light of the recent sexual harassment scandals that have rocked the film industry.

The Sex and the City actress recalled one particularly upsetting incident, which saw producers attempt to force her into taking her clothes off on camera.

“I don’t know if I had confidence or if I was being counselled by people. There was so much pressure for me to take my clothes off,” she explains to People.

SJP adds that, in light of the Hollywood sex scandal, she feels incredibly appreciative towards her agent, Kevin Huvane, who “stepped in” to remove her from the uncomfortable situation.

“My agent sent a car and a plane ticket [to the film set] and he said, ‘If anybody makes you do anything that you’re not comfortable doing, you don’t.’

“Given what’s happening now and the stories told from that particular period, I know how lucky I am that there was someone – in this case, a man – who stepped in.”

Parker says she recently “ran into a woman who worked on that [same] movie” who told the actress “I remember you sobbing” because she was being pressured into taking her clothes off.

“They were like, ‘Sarah Jessica’s going to be nude tomorrow,’ and I was like ‘I’m not going to be nude,’ ”she stresses. 

SJP famously kept to her no-nudity contract clause throughout all six seasons of Sex and the City – and she has insisted on one being put in place for her new HBO series, Divorce.

“I’ve always had one, and it’s apropos of absolutely nothing,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016.

“Some people have a perks list and they are legendary. They have to have white candles in their room. I don’t have a crazy list like that. I’ve just always had [a no-nudity clause].”

However, the actress made it perfectly clear that, while she will always decline to appear nude on camera, she has no issue with anyone else — including her former SATC co-stars — disrobing.

“I don’t have any judgment about anyone who chooses to do it,” she said.

“I think it’s fantastic that people feel comfortable doing it. It’s not some kind of principled position or religious or ideological on my part.”

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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