Supermodels Talk About On-Camera Nudity

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Joan Smalls, Irina Shayk, Chrissy Teigen, and more supermodels talk about the secret to feeling comfortable in a nude photoshoot.

Released on 6/29/2015

Credits

Starring: barbara palvin, joan smalls, bella hadid, emily ratajkowski, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Anna Ewers, Irina Shayk, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen

Film by Kloss Films. Styled by Edward Enninful.

Transcript

00:04
Well even though I'm not very confident
00:06
with all this getting naked or anything,
00:09
I think when they put me in front of the camera,
00:11
I just change and I'm playing a character,
00:14
it's not like it's gotta be myself, I'm playing a character
00:18
there and that's where you need to be professional.
00:21
Working with Edward and with Mert and Marcus is like,
00:25
it feels natural to me, it doesn't feel like I'm awkward
00:30
or uncomfortable and you know you're gonna have a beautiful
00:33
picture at the end of the shoot, so I trust them.
00:37
I like to be comfortable in my own skin
00:40
so it's cool to be able to shoot like that.
00:43
I mean, sometimes it's uncomfortable
00:45
but depending who you're working with, it's pretty nice.
00:47
Shooting in the nude is normal, I mean,
00:50
I don't know, I think you get used to it and if you have
00:53
a good team around you and everyone
00:55
making you feel comfortable then that's all that matters.
00:59
If you're with a great photographer,
01:01
I feel pretty comfortable, and Marcus,
01:04
I feel very comfortable to work with them
01:07
and they're super collaborative
01:08
and it's always really enjoyable and fast
01:13
and there's a great energy when you're working with them.
01:17
And they definitely make you feel very womanly
01:19
and empowered, which I think is the most important thing
01:22
when you're shooting nude is to,
01:26
there's always a sense of empowerment for it.
01:28
It depends on the people around.
01:29
I don't mind with, like now, I don't care, it's fun.
01:34
As long as I feel comfortable and I know the people.
01:37
You have to be really confident with your body,
01:40
you have to work out before the shoot, of course,
01:43
that's why I wake up early today and went to the gym,
01:46
and then you have to just know your best angles
01:50
and just feel comfortable, you have to love your body.
01:53
I don't think now it's about to be too skinny,
01:58
you have to just wake up one day,
02:00
look at yourself in the mirror, say, I love how I am,
02:04
I'm gonna go to the gym to make myself better
02:06
but you just have to be confident with your body
02:08
and this is the secret for best selfies,
02:10
for best pictures on set, and you know?
02:13
It depends, I mean, when you're shooting with someone
02:15
like Mert and Marcus and it's very sexy
02:17
but you're shooting with people you trust
02:19
and you know they're gonna take beautiful pictures
02:21
and W magazine is beautiful pictures, it's not like you're
02:24
just shooting nude for something that you don't trust,
02:28
I really trust that it'll be beautiful.
02:31
I'm actually, the most uncomfortable I've ever been on set
02:34
was having to model coats so I am the most comfortable
02:38
in my own skin, literally, just my own skin.
02:42
I don't know what it is but I think sometimes
02:46
pieces of clothing can be unflattering,
02:48
there are certain things you can put me in
02:49
where I won't look the same as that five-11 beauty
02:54
and sometimes I make really fashion-y clothes
02:57
seem a little frumpy and that's just my body type
03:00
and just me, so I actually am better in less clothing.
03:06
It's a blessing and a curse.