Monday 13 March 2017

I Am More Comfortable Being Nude - Thandie Nrewton

She's currently featured 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.
But the actress has insisted that she doesn't mind it; and that she in fact feels more liberated by those scenes.

'I found myself more empowered naked than I did with the saloon outfit on,' she said, comparing her nude scenes to the ones in which she wears frilly, figure-clinging, busty costumes for her sex worker robot character, Maeve Millay.

'I was more comfortable naked because the costume was the most potent objectification of a woman, with the boobs pushed right up, the tiny waist. It’s an invitation for sex,' the 44-year-old elaborated whilst in conversation with Line Of Duty exec Jed Mercurio.

'The fishnet tights, the little heels with the laces... It’s all about sensuality. It’s about eroticism. It’s about "Look, but don’t touch".

'It’s all there to make the invitation for sex as provocative as possible and then the promise of satisfaction is practically just there.'

A staunch mouthpiece for gender and racial equality, the British star explained that acting in the busty costume garnered a kind of unwanted, lude attention on set, while her nude scenes saw her treated much more respectfully.

Her Line Of Duty role, DCI Roz Huntley, sees her tackle an empowering female character in a different way.

'I realised we were going to do something horribly, diabolically real. I found the most horrible shoes and pop socks that I would insist on pulling up so you could see them,' she said of the part, which sees her play a law-enforcing professional mother, whose costumes were far from revealing/

'Every woman will recognise the frustrations,' Thandie said of Roz, who is a mum of two being investigated for possible corruption by AC-12.