Olivia Munn defends topless scene in Magic Mike

Olivia Munn says her nude scene in Magic Mike wasn't gratuitous. Photo / AP
Olivia Munn says her nude scene in Magic Mike wasn't gratuitous. Photo / AP

Olivia Munn thinks her topless scene in Magic Mike made sense for the storyline.

The Newsroom actress, who appears in Steven Soderbergh's film about strippers, said she felt fine about baring her chest for the film and believed that it was not gratuitous.

She said: "I forgot that I did that until I saw it at the premiere. The way it was shot didn't feel gratuitous - I think that's what every actress says, right?"

She told New York Magazine's Vulture: "There are very few directors I would ever do it for. Also, my character was getting out of the shower and to keep it as realistic as possible I didn't wear a shirt in the shower."

Olivia also revealed that she requested a clear set for shooting the sequence on the day she had to strip down.

She added: "The day of the shoot, I locked it down. I only wanted the people who absolutely had to be there. I even cleared out video village, which you'd normally forget about."

She recently confessed that she visited the set on her days off in order to "rate the men" starring in the film.

- Bang! Showbiz

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