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