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April Pearson was once fired from an acting job ‘on the spot’ for refusing to do a nude scene 

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Skins star April Pearson has revealed she was once fired ‘on the spot’ from an acting job after refusing to undress during a sex scene.

The Bristol-born actress, 32, revealed in a TikTok video that she was supposed to star in a feature film, but was replaced with a supporting role when she refused to expose her breasts during the scene.

In a clip, she explained: “I never talked about this in public, but I was once fired on the spot during a sex scene from a feature film because I wouldn’t renege on my nudity clause, which was I’d get my boobs not out, for the scene.

“It’s a funny one because to this day I think, ‘Did I do the right thing? Would my career be better off now?’

“But I think it’s interesting because they didn’t stop production, they just gave my part to a supporting artist who was there on the day, who was happy to be completely naked for the scene.

“And I think that’s a real problem that we have in the industry — that that scene was more about a female body than a female character.”

The star, best known for playing Michelle Richardson in the first two seasons of the cult-noughties show Skins, said she is convinced that changes are taking place within the industry.

Skins star April Pearson has revealed she was once fired ‘on the spot’ from an acting job after refusing to undress during a sex scene.

April, who starred in Tormented with Alex Pettyfer, and a number of independent films after leaving Skins, has previously spoken of her “f***ed up” experience filming the E4 show, saying she ” didn’t feel protected’ ‘ filming sex scenes because she was ‘too young’.

Speaking on her podcast Are You Michelle From Skins? in May, April said of the show’s sex scenes, “You’re young then and you don’t know any better.

“You don’t really know what to say, to speak up, this is okay… And as with many trauma victims, you look back at it and think, ‘Yeah, that was twisted.’ ‘

She continued: ‘There is a difference between being officially old enough and mentally old enough. I had this conversation with my husband and I said I felt like I was too young, I felt like I wasn’t being protected.’

The 32-year-old actress revealed in a TikTok video that she would star in a feature film, but was replaced by a supporting actor when she refused to expose her breasts during the scene.

The 32-year-old actress revealed in a TikTok video that she would star in a feature film, but was replaced by a supporting actor when she refused to expose her breasts during the scene.

She was joined by Laya Lewis, 29, who played Liv Malone on seasons five and six, of the teen drama which ran from 2007 to 2013.

Laya was 18 when she first starred on the show, claiming this meant she had more sex scenes than her other cast members.

She reflected: “I think fair enough, we’re actors and we act, but I think if you want to pluck kids off the streets, which is essentially what they did to make this authentic thing happen on screen, there’s got to be to a little more help.

“Talk through stuff. It was just a bit much to be scared. Day one, here you are.”

The two actresses continued to claim that other cast members “felt the same” after the show ended, saying things have changed since Skins aired.

April told her fellow Skins alum, “Laya, you’re not the first person to have said you carry some negativity with you from that experience.”

On screen: April, now 32, claimed she

On screen: April, now 32, claimed she “didn’t feel protected” when she filmed raunchy sex scenes in her role as Michelle (pictured) in the teen drama, which ran from 2007 and 2013

Skins was created by father and son Bryan Elsley, 60, and Jamie Brittain, 35.

Bryan’s rep said at the time, “We are deeply and unequivocally sorry that a cast member felt uncomfortable or disrespected in their work during their time at Skins.

“We are committed to continuously developing safe, reliable and enjoyable working conditions for everyone working in the TV industry.”

A Channel 4 spokesperson told MailOnline: “It is deeply disturbing to hear the comments made.

'There needs to be a little more help': Laya was 18 when she first starred on the show, claiming this meant she had more sex scenes than her other cast members

‘There should be a little more help’: Laya was 18 when she first starred on the show, claiming this meant she had more sex scenes than her other cast members

“We now have a confidential ‘Speak Up’ facility available and it is widely published on our production call lists for current productions, but we take all allegations of inappropriate behavior very seriously and encourage anyone with concerns to come forward.” .’

It comes after fellow Skins alumna Kaya Scodelario revealed in April that she had been asked by a famous director to audition naked for a “big opportunity” while she was “afraid” to share her experience publicly.

In light of recent allegations that Noel Clarke has sexually harassed multiple women — including a lady who claimed he asked her to audition naked — the 29-year-old actress took to Twitter to make her own “terrifying” request. of an unnamed person.

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