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Claire Foy Says Filming Sex Scenes As A Woman Is ‘The Grimmest Thing’




Actress Claire Foy has opened up about filming sex scenes in her projects, saying she can’t help but feel exploited. 

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Emma Barnett on Woman’s Hour, Foy, who is promoting her new series, A Very British Scandal, said filming sex scenes in some of her previous projects left her feeling exposed and exploited.

“It’s a really hard line because basically you do feel exploited when you are a woman and you are having to perform fake sex on screen. You can’t help but feel exploited,” she said.

“It’s grim – it’s the grimmest thing you can do. You feel exposed. Everyone can make you try to not feel that way but it’s unfortunately the reality,” she added.


Foy also said that she is glad women are now able to speak more freely about their experiences than they were a few years ago.

“It feels like society is now on that page that you can come out with things and talk about experiences and share what you feel is right and wrong,” she said.

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