Jenna Dewan Tatum (yes, she’s Channing Tatum’s wife) chatted with Allison Kugel of PR.com about her new show, ‘The Playboy Club,’ which premieres tonight. Here are some quotes from the interview:
On her twitter pic of herself in a Playboy bunny costume:
Like it or hate it, the Playboy bunny is iconic. I think it’s a beautiful, sexy, womanly outfit. I also believe that by today’s standards, we are wearing a lot more clothing [on the show] than most bathing suits and bikinis out there (laughs). What I love so much about the Playboy bunny costume is that it creates this hourglass figure when you wear it.
On whether or not they had to go through Playboy bunny training and learn the Playboy bunny dip:
Oh yes I did (laughs)!… You get that memo from your agent and you’re like, “Ok. Maybe it’s just to talk research about what it was like being a bunny.” We got there and it was strict!
There’s a certain way the drinks are placed on the tray. There’s a certain way you have to place them on the table. The bunny dip, the bunny stance, the bunny perch… there were so many technical things to being a bunny. I left that day having a whole newfound respect for the Playboy bunnies and what they did for 12 hours a day.
On the fact that the feminists’ groups, parent groups, and religious groups who are offended about the show haven’t actually seen it:
No one has seen it. It’s sort of like me talking badly about a movie and someone asking me, “Have you seen it yet?” And I say, “No, I haven’t seen it, but this is what I think.”
Would she ever pose nude for Playboy:
No. I’m not looking to pose nude in anything.
Her thoughts on the prevalence of female nudity in cable TV and film:
I believe that it’s overused. I think there are a few times in movies and maybe a few TV shows, where scenes do call for it and there is a certain sense of realism. But you can tell when a girl didn’t want to show nudity, and it’s pretty obvious. A lot of times nudity sort of takes me out of the scene and takes me out of the movie, because immediately I’m going, “Oh, that’s somebody’s breast,” and I’m not thinking about what the scene is. So that’s my own personal argument against doing nudity.
I never say never because in my life I’ve learned that you say one thing and then later on something makes sense. But thus far in my career I have said no to nudity for that reason. I want people to be invested in the story and invested in the character before they’re just looking at my boobs.
You can read the entire article here. Are you planning on watching ‘The Playboy Club’ tonight?
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