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Shannon Elizabeth revealed her emotions on going nude in American Pie just lately as a part of the Skins: A Historical past of Nudity In The Films documentary and she or he does not appear to have any regrets about selecting to look within the film. She additionally shared that she really improv’d a little bit throughout her nude scene within the film, together with one scene that she felt made extra sense for her character than what was within the script. It’s not unusual for comedies to function their share of improvised moments, however not essentially in scenes that includes nudity.
In the American Pie-oriented interview for Skins, Shannon Elizabeth recalled being given the liberty so as to add just a few moments to the script, mentioning one second particularly in her topless scene she added as a result of she felt prefer it was one thing a girl would possibly do in actual life.
We added some stuff that really wasn’t within the script. So after I stroll to the mirror, and I’m topless and I’m myself, I sort of take a look at my abdomen and suppose I’m not pleased with the best way I look, as a result of that’s what women do.
Shannon Elizabeth recalled the element she added to a scene that actually went down in cinema historical past. For those who don’t bear in mind or haven’t seen American Pie shortly, you’ll be able to see her homage to the well-known scene under, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary this yr.
As of late her topless scene, which additionally concerned a subplot with a pc digital camera capturing the footage and decimating it out to the remainder of the coed inhabitants, is recalled for possibly not being essentially the most delicate second within the movie. Jason Biggs beforehand stated that whereas that portion of the scene doesn’t maintain up, he does bear in mind nobody was looking out for web cameras and the way they might be used nefariously on the time. And actually, when it comes to all of the sex-related scenes that needed to be filmed for the comedy, it might have been Biggs and never Shannon Elizabeth who had the rawest deal.
Shannon Elizabeth additionally recalled within the documentary that she is grateful for the work she put into American Pie and stated the position helped her to get a jumpstart within the enterprise. It even gave her a multi-picture deal. As of late, Shannon Elizabeth stated she’s not against nudity; fairly, she likes to try the mission readily available and whether or not or not the position she’s going for is smart for nude scenes.
So if one thing is available in now, it will be significant what sort of mission it’s, after which what sort of nudity is it? Is it necessary for what the script’s about, or is it gratuitous they usually’re simply throwing it in there to get some sort of a ranking?
American Pie got here out all the best way again in 1999, however it spawned 4 sequels, three of which Shannon Elizabeth appeared in. The franchise ran till 2012’s American Reunion. In the meantime, Shannon Elizabeth has gone on to look in a slew of different motion pictures. Most just lately she popped up in Kevin Smith’s 2019 movie Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (she’d additionally been in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Again in 2001). She’s nonetheless working steadily and her profession trajectory might have been very completely different if she hadn’t landed that position in American Pie.