The Internet has been abuzz with rumors that Jennifer Aniston will star in her first topless movie scene in the upcoming movie "Horrible Bosses," in which she plays a depraved dentist who enjoys sexually harassing her employee. However, the actress has denied the rumors and said that there's not even a chance of any flashes of flesh showing up on an unrated DVD later on. And unfortunately for fans of celebrity skin, Aniston isn't the first celeb with a teased nude scene that got a little overhyped. Here's a look at a few other celebrities whose supposed nude scenes caused media sensations but ended up being big disappointments to aficionados of flesh on film:
Perhaps one of the best examples is America's other sweetheart. Much ado was made of her nude scene with Ryan Reynolds in her 2009 movie "The Proposal," with Bullock saying of appearing sans clothes, "Sadly, my first and last nude scene got laughs, so I had to be very secure with that." Experts on Sandra's skintimate past will note that she already appeared nude in the 1993 movie "Fire on the Amazon," but she was probably just hoping that everyone had forgotten about that little gem (so maybe she was also lying about her nude scene in "The Proposal" being her last). Anyway, Sandra did her darndest to sell the sexy scene by saying things like this: "Our stuff was hanging in each other's faces, and we didn't care.... But seriously, I wanted to do a good job because people are paying their hard-earned money to come and be entertained and surprised and to see my fabulous naked scene. And if there are no lines outside theaters on June 19, I'm going to be so pissed." Eloquently put. However, her nude scene with Ryan was a blink-and-you-missed-it moment, and somehow Sandra managed to keep herself completely covered (even though she had to use Ryan to do it). The movie ended up being rated PG-13, and while poor Sandy was doing her best to sell it as a raunchy adult comedy, Jesse James was deciding that he preferred his women rated NC-17.
Plenty of guys were probably excited about the prospect of seeing the cheerleader from "Heroes" naked in 2009, especially since Hayden had previously said she'd only do a nude scene for an Oscar-worthy movie role (that seems to have worked out well for the Lifetime movie star). Anyway, it looked like she had changed her mind for the comedy "I Love You, Beth Cooper" -- until she started talking more about her supposed nude scene. Hayden said of the experience, ""I was really naked. I had these little sticky petals on my boobs, but that was about it." In other words, she wasn't really naked when she dropped her towel in the movie, and all the audience got was an eyeful of back. "I Love You, Beth Cooper" was also rated PG-13.
Fox tried to become more than the hot girl from "Transformers" by getting topless for the horror movie "Jennifer's Body" -- sort of. When photos of the teased topless scene leaked on the internet, fanboys were confused to see Fox wearing flesh-colored underwear and pasties, and they ended up seeing even less of her in the movie. Fox later said that she'll never do a nude scene, although she did recently appear as a topless bird woman in "Passion Play" (using an arm to keep herself covered, of course). Unfortunately a photo taken while she was filming that scene also leaked on the internet, with Fox saying of them: "If I knew who took this picture, I would personally cause them harm - physical harm. I'm not a f**king reality TV star that's courting the paparazzi and wants my f**king picture taken all the time. I'm at my job and I'm trying to play a character and I'm trying to be serious, and this is the s**t that's happening to me. It makes me furious." Obviously she hasn't learned that her dirty mouth is not helping her movie career.
Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Alba
A lot of guys were probably stunned when they watched the movie "Machete" and caught a glimpse of Alba in the buff (Lohan losing her clothes for a majority of the movie, on the other hand, wasn't such a surprise). However, it turns out that CGI trickery was used to make Alba appear naked, and she was actually wearing a bra and underwear in her "nude" scene (like Fox, she's said she'll never appear in the buff in a film), while Lohan surprisingly used a body double. Why don't directors just hire actresses who don't have problems with filming nude scenes instead of going through all this extra trouble?
Stewart tried to break away from being known as Bella by teasing a few nude scenes of her own. There were rumors that she would appear nude in the indie movie "Welcome to the Rileys," but while she played an exotic dancer in the rated R flick, she was always wearing stringy stripper outfits for her stage scenes. Stewart also shot a "nude" bathtub scene for her rocker movie "The Runaways," but said that she actually wore "really, really, really unattractive nude moleskin or something. Really, really, really gross." Kristen went on to say that she thought she looked "like a tool" shooting the scene (these young actresses have such a way with words). But the Stewart nude scene teasing doesn't stop here -- the latest rumor is that she'll be appearing in the buff in "Breaking Dawn." She was spotted sporting an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie green bikini on the set of the movie, sparking rumors that green screen technology will be used to make her appear topless for a skinny dipping scene. It seems like a bit of a stretch considering the age range of "Twilight" fans, but the whole honeymoon scene was probably pretty hard to keep PG-13.
So while some audience members might be annoyed by overhyped nude scenes, these celebs really have to be applauded for using virtually nonexistent nudity for free publicity.
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- Jennifer Aniston
- Sandra Bullock
- Ryan Reynolds
- Kristen Stewart