She might be a seasoned Hollywood actress, but Andie MacDowell is doing something she’s never done before at 59, a nude scene.
The “Groundhog Day” star has spent over three decades on film but has never fully undressed for the cameras.
MacDowell opens up to The Hollywood Reporter about shooting in the buff for the first time: “I’m not one to take my clothes off in a movie. Not that I’m prude or anything, but I think I grew in a time where most actresses would get body doubles. I was always very conscious of what my children thought. I never wanted to anything to embarrass them.”
But since her two daughters are now grown, and acting themselves, she says she thought it was now time even though she wasn’t fully comfortable doing so at first.
The star strips down for the upcoming film “Love After Love”, which follows a women after the sudden death of her husband.
“I’m not the kind of person who’s excited about walking around without my clothes on,” she reveals. “[Director] Russ [Harbaugh} said to me, ‘How do yo want to do this?’ And I said, ‘Well, should I just show you?’ And I went into the bathroom and started practicing what we’re going to do. And I said, ‘What do you think?’ And he said, ‘You’re beautiful! You’re just so beautiful! You’re perfect!'”
All in all, MacDowell says, it was worth it, “After all of that worrying about taking my clothes off, it didn’t even affect me in the least, seeing myself naked.”
“What affected me more was to see how sad I looked. The only reason I could do that is because I know that sadness. That to me made me feel more vulnerable than being naked. It had no effect on me, being naked, which is fascinating.”
“Love After Love” debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this past Saturday.