Jamie Lee Curtis “embarrassed” by her nude scene in An Armchair for Two

Jamie Lee Curtis A chair for two
Paramount Pictures

“Did I enjoy doing that? No!”

As she said goodbye to Halloween the last days, Jamie Lee Curtis thinks back to his career and remembers, in an interview with people magazineits role in An armchair for two (Trading Places). At the age of 21, she was cast to play a call girl in John Landis’ film, alongside Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.

For a second, she undresses under the dumbfounded eyes of Louis Winthorpe. In undress, Jamie Lee Curtis, thus showing herself topless on screen for the first time. A sequence that had made people talk at the time.

“I was 21 and the role required Ophelia to take off her dress… Did I enjoy doing it? No. Did I feel embarrassed doing it? Yes“, comments Jamie Lee Curtis before tempering: “Did I look good? Yeah. Did I know what I was doing? Yeah. Did I like it? No. Did I do it because it was the job? Yes.”

Jamie Lee Curtis honored at the 2021 Venice Film Festival

In the process, the 63-year-old actress assures that if it were to be done again “today, I wouldn’t! it’s the last thing in the world I would do now. I have been married for 37 years. I was not married at the time. I’m a mom too. Absolutely not!”

That being said, ten years later, Jamie Lee Curtis appeared again in nearly Eve attire, in a steamy striptease scene from True Lies, a scene that has become cult.

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