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Kaya Scodelario revealed that she was asked to strip naked for a “big opportunity” with a well-known film director, in the wake of accusations against Noel Clarke.

The Skins star responded with a series of tweets after The Kidulthood actor was accused of a variety of activities, including distributing sexually explicit photographs and videos without consent.

One of the numerous women who came forward accused him of surreptitiously photographing actresses during nude auditions. He has disputed the allegation.

Scodelario emphasized how frequent it is for women to be requested to undress in order to obtain a part, after playwright Bola Agbaje expressed shock at the idea of a “naked audition” on Twitter.

The Kidulthood actor who has been accused of a range of acts – including sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos without consent Credit: © 2011 Brian Mackness


She revealed that the director, whom she did not name, guaranteed the role to whomever agreed to go nude first — despite the fact that the film did not feature any nudity.

Scodelario stated that the audition did not appear to be focused on her acting abilities, as she was only asked to enter and remove her clothing.

She tweeted: “I had a audition for a job a few years ago. It said ‘she just needs to come in. Take her clothes off and that’s all’. I was terrified. Luckily I have an agent who swiftly said there was no way that was going to happen. This was a big movie. A big director. A big ‘opportunity’”

“Different casting, between me and another actress,” she continued in a followup tweet. “Both worked very hard to impress this notoriously difficult director. Auditioned multiple times. He emailed our agents ‘whoever agrees to go nude 1st gets the job.’ The movie had no nudity in it. He just wanted 2 see who’d say yes.”

While Scodelario stated that she had the “safety net of a caring agent” to protect her at the time, she also stated that “MANY MANY young actors” were not in the same situation. “They will assume that it is normal for an actresses worth to be measured by the body they have. By the amount of skin they are willing to show. We have been conditioned to believe this,” she continued.

Scodelario stated that she was likely to feel “scared” after tweeting about her experiences.

“You know what’s f*****?” she asked.

“I’m going to wake up in the morning with anxiety about tweeting. Despite the fact that I haven’t named names. I’m still going to feel scared.

“The women who come forward openly are so brave. I am in awe of you all.

“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

Meanwhile, Clarke made a “vehemently” statement Friday denouncing “any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing” after 20 women spoke out.

“Recent reports however have made it clear to me that some of my actions have affected people in ways I did not intend or realise,” he continued. “To those individuals, I am deeply sorry. I will be seeking professional help to educate myself and change for the better.”

The allegations against Noel are said to have occurred between 2004 and 2019, according to the Guardian.

Sky has now acknowledged that they have “halted” collaboration with the actor in response to the allegations.

Clarke appeared in Sky’s crime drama Bulletproof, which was renewed for a fourth season in January.

“Effective immediately, we have halted Noel Clarke’s involvement in any future Sky productions,” the broadcaster announced.

On Friday, she thanked all of her followers for their overnight support and pledged to “taking steps to ensure the people I referenced in my tweets are held accountable” for their conduct. While she did not identify them, she stated that she preferred to handle things “privately and through the correct industry channels.”

“I can’t stress enough how important it is to have representation that safeguards you,” she said at the end. “How important it is to have women at every level of the industry – to prevent the current system that enables people to feel as though they can say/do/behave in abusive ways without consequences.”

Though she is most known for her role as Effy Stonem in Skins, Kaya has also acted in films such as Maze Runner and Pirates of the Caribbean, and will have a recurring role as Kat Baker in Netflix’s Spinning Out in 2020.

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