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June 14, 2008

Stacy Keibler exposes truth about nude scene

Stacy Keibler shot down a recent story on tmz.com that said she lobbied to do a nude scene in the upcoming film Mercy, but then turned down the role after director Patrick Hoelck acquiesced.

“I got an offer for the movie Mercy, and then they asked if I was comfortable with nudity, and I said no, I’m actually not,” Keibler, calling from Vancouver, British Columbia, told me earlier this week. “So I just politely declined because they really were adamant about the nudity part of that, and I was just like, ‘I’m sorry. That’s just not something I’m interested in exploring at this time.’

“I’ve been offered to do Playboy and things over and over again. Why would I do something like that for this small little movie? It was basically just a simple phone call, and I was like, ‘Thank you, but no thank you.’ The other thing is that I have a deal with ABC and Disney, and I have to go to them and get approval on everything I do. That’s just not even something that we would take to them.”

Keibler said she laughed when she found out about the story on TMZ’s web site.

“Anyone that knows me or knows my personality should have laughed at that just as I did,” the actress and former WWE diva said. “I don’t know if it was just a small little movie that wanted to get some publicity so they threw something out there or what. I think it’s just a clear example that you can’t believe everything you read.”

Unless, of course, you read it on Ring Posts. “Exactly,” Keibler said with a laugh. “Anything that’s coming from me, it will be true if it’s coming from you.”

Keibler has been in Vancouver shooting Samurai Girl, an upcoming six-hour special event on ABC Family. She plays the romantic rival of the lead character (Jamie Chung) and the ex-fiancee of Chung’s love interest (Brendan Fehr). In addition to the romantic triangle, there’s also plenty of action.

“I will be using many fighting techniques involving knives, samurai swords, and martial arts moves,” said Keibler, who said that she will be doing most of her own stunts. “In WWE, I was given the choreography of a match a few hours before going on live TV. I have been up here a month being taught properly how to sword fight and how to protect myself. It is so much more fun when I am prepared and confident in my work. … This is a really exciting role for me to play.”

The series airs Sept. 5 through Sept. 7.

Meanwhile, Keibler said she is continuing to work hard at growing as an actress.

“I feel like I am a freshman in college working to get my masters degree,” she said. “I have a long road ahead of me. I have started a new chapter in my life, and I have a lot to learn and experience. When I am not working on set, I am in class four days a week. I don't take it for granted that I have a deal with ABC. My motto has always been: Don't wish for it, work for it.”

In addition to her acting career, Keibler also continues to be a spokesperson for Axe Skin Contact Shower Gel. She is promoting a survey about men’s skin that appears in the current issues of Cosmopolitan and Maxim magazines.

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Posted by Kevin Eck at 8:11 PM | | Comments (6)
        

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I never thought that story made sense anyway: why would a director turn down someone of ms Keibler's status if she was pushing hard to do a nude scene? And then why would she do a complete reversal once the director said OK if she was that adamant about it initally? Sounds like a nice juicy tabloid story with zero logic behind it. Glad you were able to get some clarification on that.

When I first read the story I laughed because I new it was a BS story. I have been a fan of Stacy's for a sometime now and new she wouldn't lower herself for a part like that.

You're right, GLEN. Considering that in the past, Stacy has turned down 3 offers from Playboy to do photo shoots, and she's probably gotten and turned down countless other offers from other adult media, for the fact that Stacy has said time and time again that she would never do nudity, as well as TMZ being basically an online tabloid, I didn't think there was much validity, if any, to the story from the first time I saw it. I'm happy that she's officially confirmed what I, as well as many other Stacy fans, had already suspected.

I know Stacy personally and she drips with CLASS. Believe what she says and why she says it. Stacy, still driving the old RX?

‘I’m sorry. That’s just not something I’m interested in exploring at this time.’

Based on that comment perhaps she isnt ruling it out in the future. Unless thats just actress-speak for 'no, thank you' without actually meaning 'maybe in the future'. Kind of like how people say "maybe" when they actually mean "for certain" (I do it all the time!). People can have a change of heart on things like this but I doubt she will. I bet most dont change. Either youre comfortable with strangers (not talking about a locker room situation here) seeing you naked or youre not. And that more than likely sticks with you forever.

"Why would I do something like that for this small little movie"
in other words... offer me at least something worth stripping for, like a movie with a household name attached to it and i`ll do it....i bet that if she gets offered a lead role in a big time tv series she`ll strip and have sex scenes in a second.... and then she`ll say " it`s a very intersting script and the nudity is justified for the type of character" come on producers!!! what are you waiting for??? we wanna see Stacy getting it already...

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