First of all, let's be clear about one thing: Leonardo DiCaprio sure as heck did not use a body double for his sex scenes in "The Wolf of Wall Street. We can't pull any punches and you have to just swing for the fences, so hopefully people enjoy it. Why did DiCaprio choose such a distinct description as "flopping around" when it comes to his participation in the sex scenes, particularly one involving a candle? But believe it or not, DiCaprio's "swinging for the fences" is something of the exception to the practice in Hollywood. Body doubles are actually called upon fairly frequently, sometimes for scenes you wouldn't necessarily think would 'need' one. But she opted for a body double a year later in "Haunted" — as did her co-star and sex scene partner, Aidan Quinn.
Actors And Actresses That Used Body Doubles For Nude Scenes
Shooting a nude scene can be taxing for an actor. After all to bare it all in front of tens of film crew and millions of audiences is not an easy task. While for some actors getting nude is no big deal , there are others who are not as comfortable. But comfort and privacy are not the only reasons why actors avoid getting nude. Sometimes, the requirement of the role may be different from what their bodies might reflect.
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey's 'Walk of Shame' made headlines during season five of the show, and generated even more press coverage when it was revealed that HBO employed body double Rebecca Van Cleave to stand in for her. Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister on the award-winning drama, opted out of going naked for the harrowing six-minute sequence "for several reasons" — one of which was so she could fully focus on the emotions in her performance during the sobering scenes. She was also pregnant at the time.
If someone offered you a million dollars to get naked on camera, would you do it? What if someone was already paying you a million dollars to be on camera anyway, but still asked you to show some skin? Kinda takes the motivation away, doesn't it? Thus, it might not surprise you to learn that many celebs refuse to do nudity in films, for a variety of reasons. How, then, do directors go about bringing the sometimes intimate images in their heads to life?