Photo Credit: Patrick Demarchelier/Allure
At 43, Debra Messing looks nothing short of smashing -- with or without clothes! The Smash actress is the oldest of several beautiful celebs to be photographed nude for Allure's upcoming "Look Better Naked" issue. In a behind-the-scenes video from E! News, Messing and the other brave ladies -- Taraji P. Henson, Maria Menounos, Leslie Bibb and Morena Baccarin -- talked about getting up the courage to bare it all. Watch below!
"I just did a nude shoot! I just was buck naked," Messing told E! News in disbelief.
The former Will & Grace star admitted that she needed a little boost of liquid confidence -- "a sip of Belvedere" -- before she was ready to strip down. In fact, despite their amazing bods, most of the women in the Allure shoot had butterflies in their toned stomachs.
"It took a lot of courage for me, who can barely take off her clothes in front of a doctor, to do this," Extra! correspondent Menounos confessed.
GCB actress Bibb said that she could literally see her own heart beating while she was standing in front of the photographer. That said, there was one star who had no problem with the nudity.
"As long as people want to see me naked, I'm here!" Oscar nominee Henson laughed.
In the final black-and-white photos, each of the women is posed artfully on or around a bed. Messing, wearing diamonds and lots of eyeliner, looks like a total seductress lying stomach-down on a rumpled sheet. Is the pic reflecting a real-life cougar moment? Recently divorced from husband of 10 years Daniel Zelman, Messing is now dating Smash costar Will Chase -- and if her groove was ever gone, she's definitely got it back!