Australian actress Samara Weaving asked to be released from a lucrative TV contract after complaining about the show creator's handling of a sex scene, US reports claim.

Variety reports that Weaving, who is the niece of famed actor Hugo Weaving, sparked an investigation into SMILF creator and star Frankie Shaw after being asked to film a sex scene nude while shooting season two of the series, which airs on Stan in Australia.

The Hollywood Reporter also claims Shaw had left video monitors on while filming the sex scene while the set was supposed to be closed, resulting in Weaving reporting the incident to Showtime and SAG-AFTRA.

Weaving, who was eventually allowed to film the scene wearing underwear, also complained to co-star Rosie O'Donnell, who then raised it with an executive at Showtime.

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The 26-year-old reportedly told O'Donnell that Shaw had made her "uncomfortable" filming a similar scene in season one.

The Hollywood Reporter claims Frankie Shaw had left video monitors on while filming the Samara Weaving sex scene. Photo / Getty Images
The Hollywood Reporter claims Frankie Shaw had left video monitors on while filming the Samara Weaving sex scene. Photo / Getty Images

Weaving had allegedly been asked to perform a sex scene naked with 40 minutes' notice despite having a no nudity clause in her contract.

When she objected Shaw "pulled her into a trailer" and "yanked off her own top and demanded to know why Weaving had a problem being nude when Shaw had no such concerns", THR claims.

Through her lawyers, Shaw didn't deny the confrontation took place but told THR her breasts were not exposed when she pulled off her top in front of Weaving.

(L-R) Actors Samara Weaving, Frankie Shaw and Miguel Gomez. Photo / Getty Images
(L-R) Actors Samara Weaving, Frankie Shaw and Miguel Gomez. Photo / Getty Images

According to Variety, Weaving's complaint sparked a human resources investigation into Shaw which found there was no misconduct.

Weaving was released from her contract "at her request" and is not thought to be returning for SMILF's third season.