Jessica Brown Findlay Regrets Nude Scene: 'It's Not Something I Would Do Again'
Jessica Brown Findlay, who previously starred as Lady Sybil on Downton Abbey, recently spoke out about doing nudity on screen.
"If you're going to do a nude scene, be honest and natural," Brown Findlay, who goes nude in the miniseries Labyrinth, told Radio Times.“The idea that actresses would work out at the gym for a thousand hours before hand… I was drinking pints and eating burgers. But actually, it's not something I would do again.”
Brown Findlay, 23, also spoke candidly about her decision to leave Downton Abbey, citing a desire to keep testing herself as an actress. “Acting in Downton was quite restrictive — you can find freedom within it but it's certainly not running around, covered in mud, wielding a sword.” She said that rather than get stuck playing one role without ever knowing her limits, “I'd prefer to fail and fall flat on my face.”
Labyrinth, which also features popular British actors such as John Hurt and Tom Felton, among others, is adapted from the 2005 novel of the same name written by Kate Mosse. It will air in the UK this Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m. on Channel 4. —Hal Sundt