The Real Reason Sarah Jessica Parker Refuses To Do A Nude Scene

You can't think of Sarah Jessica Parker without thinking of her time as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. What's baffling is that, on such a highly-sexualized show, she miraculously never appeared nude during the entire six-season run of the HBO series.

As it turns out, the actress, who has a career spanning a whopping four decades, has always had a no-nudity clause in place. "I've always had one, and it's apropos of absolutely nothing," Parker told The Hollywood Reporter. "Some people have a perks list and they are legendary. They have to have white candles in their room. I don't have a crazy list like that. I've just always had [a no-nudity clause]." Considering the fact that there are some famous celebs that everyone hates working with due, in part, to diva behavior, we'd say Parker's list of demands is beyond reasonable.

In light of celebrities like Emilia Clarke speaking out about on-set "fights" due to having to appear nude, Directors U.K., the professional guild for screen directors in Britain, launched the first-ever nudity and simulated sex guidelines for directors in November 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter. For Clarke, Parker and so many others, this battle has been going on for years. Here's the real reason why Sarah Jessica Parker refuses to do a nude scene.

It's not 'ideological,' Sarah Jessica Parker just doesn't want to do it

There's no big, moral reason as to why Sarah Jessica Parker doesn't wish to appear nude. Simply put, she just doesn't feel comfortable doing it. "I don't have any judgment about anyone who chooses to do it," the Divorce actress explained to The Hollywood Reporter. "I think it's fantastic that people feel comfortable doing it. It's not some kind of principled position or religious or ideological on my part."

In 2018, she did, however, recall her career beginnings and the traumatizing setbacks she faced. Speaking to People, Parker revealed that she had once sobbed on the set of a movie after filmmakers tried to push her into doing a nude scene. "I don't know if I had confidence or if I was being counseled by people. There was so much pressure for me to take my clothes off." Luckily for the starlet, she had one very important figure standing up for her. "My agent [CAA's Kevin Huvane] sent a car and a plane ticket [to the film set] and he said, 'If anybody makes you do anything that you're not comfortable doing, you don't.' Given what's happening now and the stories told from that particular period, I know how lucky I am that there was someone — in this case, a man — who stepped in."

Over the years, Parker has stood her ground, enjoyed success as a Hollywood A-lister and launched a lucrative business. Kudos to SJP for staying true to herself!