Elizabeth Olsen says Kate Winslet’s nude scenes in Holy Smoke (1999) gave her the courage to strip for movies. The 26-year-old actor, who stripped for movies such as Oldboy (2013) and Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), said that she initially thought that her career would be over if she did a nude scene.
“I remember watching Holy Smoke and thinking that it was so reassuring to see a young Kate doing something that was so bold in so many ways,” says Olsen. It was only after watching the movie that Olsen felt comfortable with the idea, even though her family did not approve of it.
“I thought to myself, ‘Okay, so it doesn’t destroy your career if you appear nude or take risks’, because not everyone in my family and group of friends thought it was the best idea to be seen naked in a movie,” she said.