Jameela Jamil, known for her role in Disney’s “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” recently opened up about dropping out of auditions for a popular Netflix show, all because of one specific reason: sex scenes!
In a candid conversation on Penn Badgley’s “Podcrushed” podcast, the 37-year-old star shared her decision to back down from trying out for a potential role in “You” Season 4. What led her to step away from the opportunity? Well, it turns out that Jameela doesn’t feel comfortable doing intimate scenes on screen. “I don’t do sex scenes,” she confessed to Badgley.
Jameela explained that her character was supposed to be quite sexy, but her shyness when it comes to anything of a sexual nature prevented her from auditioning. Little did she know that Badgley himself had announced his own departure from doing sex scenes on the show due to the importance of fidelity in his marriage to Domino Kirke, whom he married in 2017. Upon hearing this, Jameela expressed her surprise, realizing she could have auditioned for the role after all.
However, it’s not just participating in sex scenes that makes Jameela uncomfortable; she even finds it awkward to watch them on-screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she admitted to fast-forwarding through sex scenes when watching movies alone. It seems that Jameela has become quite shy when it comes to witnessing intimate moments between other people, suggesting a sense of unease around the subject.
Penn Badgley’s own decision to refrain from further intimate scenes on “You” Season 4 had been revealed earlier this year. He spoke openly about approaching the showrunners to express his desire to move away from always being cast as a romantic lead. Fidelity holds great significance for Badgley, not only in his marriage but in all his relationships. He wanted to avoid putting himself in situations that might compromise those values.
The “Gossip Girl” heartthrob further elaborated that the decision had been made even before he took on the role in “You.” He questioned whether he could have a successful career without constantly portraying romantic leads. Badgley posed an intriguing thought: “Think about every male lead you’ve loved. Are they kissing someone? Are they doing a lot more than that? It’s really not my desire to.”
And there you have it, folks! Jameela Jamil’s revelation about turning down auditions for a hit Netflix show due to sex scenes has certainly sparked a conversation. It’s refreshing to see actors taking a stand for what makes them comfortable and aligns with their personal values. We applaud Jameela for being true to herself and Penn Badgley for prioritizing fidelity in his own life.