How does Shannon Elizabeth feel naked in American Pie?
American Pie was hugely popular when released thanks to citable lines, the infamous Intro to The Pie, Stifler’s Mom, and yes, even nudity. Shannon Elizabeth went topless in the R-rated film and as part of the recent nudity-filled documentary Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies, she remembered the role and her feelings going naked on screen more 20 years later.
Indeed, Shannon Elizabeth does not regret having shown her strengths on the big screen. Speaking in the documentary, she actually credits Nadia’s nudity and character as the kick-off to her Hollywood career. She said:
If I hadn’t done American Pie and the part of Nadia and the nudity that goes with it, I might not have a career today.
Interestingly, Shannon Elizabeth co-star Jason Biggs opened up about American Pie and his scenes with the actress just a few months ago, mentioning that they hadn’t really held up well over the course of the time. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen American Pie, the main thing is that Biggs’ character tries to connect with Elizabeth’s character, and he also secretly records the interaction with his computer. By Biggs, that wouldn’t really fly today. He noted:
“It was a very specific time. It was just when the internet was starting. You know, we had this whole internet camera scene – which, by the way, would never be done now… It wouldn’t be done. now and it couldn’t be done now. It would be unacceptable what this represents, but back then I remember reading the script and reading that part and being shocked that there were cameras on the computers! C ‘What I learned from it originally. “
Whether or not the scene goes as well as it did in 1999, it led Shannon Elizabeth to secure a contract for three films and thus launch her career in Hollywood. She would later appear in the American Pie sequels and starred in Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Thirteen Ghosts – not to mention a notable appearance in the much-loved Love Actually.
Five weeks ago when American Pie turned 21, Shannon Elizabeth also shared how grateful she was for Nadia’s role in the franchise and also shared the scene mentioned above. Looked.
Not all of the actresses interviewed for Skins had the same big-screen experience with nudity as the other films listed, including Star 80, are also discussed in the doc. (This is also probably one of the reasons why intimacy coordinators and more are added to sets these days.) But for Shannon Elizabeth, it all ended well in American Pie 2. Catch Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies now, as currently available on video on demand.