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What is it about standing in front of 800 strangers that makes actors want to take their clothes off?
Anna Friel, who starred in the TV show Pushing Daisies and the Will Ferrell film Land of the Lost, is the latest screen actress to get naked onstage. And she's loving it.
Friel plays Holly Golightly in the new London play "Breakfast at Tiffany's" -- a role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film (based on the same novel). Hepburn kept her clothes on for the film, but the stage play includes a scene where Holly is casually lounging in the buff.
"I have never really had a problem with nakedness," Friel said on a British talk show. "I could sit here completely naked and be interviewed and not care."
She added that she was glad to do the nudity because it's important to the play: "It's so brief and it's not gratuitous, it's not salacious. It's about this guy who sees a naked woman for the very first time. It teaches him to be a bit more open about it and not so stuffy."
The scene is making an impact -- at one performance, a male audience member literally fainted in the aisle when she disrobed.
Other notable film actors who've done onstage nudity include Daniel Radcliffe (last year's Equus), Kathleen Turner (2002's The Graduate) and Nicole Kidman (1998's The Blue Room).
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