Jameela Jamil stated she pulled out of an audition for season 4 of 'You' as a result of she didn't need to movie intercourse scenes: 'I’m so shy about something attractive'

  • Jameela Jamil was a particular visitor on the podcast, “Podcrushed,” co-hosted by Penn Badgley.
  • Jamil stated she was planning to audition for season 4 of Badgley’s present, “You,” however pulled out. 
  • The actor stated she was hesitant about filming intercourse scenes on the present as a result of she is “shy.”

Jameela Jamil has stated she deliberate to audition for season 4 of the Netflix collection “You,” however pulled out as a result of she didn’t need to movie intimate scenes. 

“I do not do intercourse scenes,” Jamil stated on a latest episode of the podcast “Podcrushed,” co-hosted by Penn Badgley who performs protagonist Joe Goldberg on the present.

Jamil addressed Badgley, saying, “I used to be imagined to audition for the newest season of your present, and the character was imagined to be fairly attractive and I pulled out of the audition as a result of I am so shy about something attractive that I am unable to.”

Jamil, who’s greatest recognized for enjoying Tahani Al-Jamil on the comedy fantasy collection “The Good Place,” went on to reference subsequent feedback made by Badgley on his podcast about requesting fewer intercourse scenes for season 4 of “You,” citing a need to keep up constancy in his marriage to Domino Kirke, sister of “Ladies” star Jemima Kirke. 

“I did not even know that was a boundary that we might draw,” Jamil stated of Badgley’s request, including, “However then I used to be like, I ought to have gone and achieved the fucking present.” 

Jamil stated she doesn’t take pleasure in watching intercourse scenes on tv: “Even alone, I’ve to quick ahead via intercourse scenes as a result of I’ve turn into so shy about watching different individuals,” she stated. 

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Penn Badgley on season 4 of “You.”


The actor additionally briefly talked about her method to sexual relationships, after Badgley requested her to increase on earlier feedback she has made in interviews about her romantic historical past, which embrace saying she doesn’t are inclined to kiss or have intercourse with a romantic accomplice till after three months of relationship. 

“I do not suppose I’ve ever been somebody who would have loved objectifying myself, personally, however that is additionally as a result of I’ve a lot deep childhood sexual trauma stuff, so I feel that was by no means within the playing cards for me,” she stated.

“I nonetheless put on the, like, the little skirt or the busty high often however typically I really feel fairly protecting of myself in that approach,” she continued. 

Jamil beforehand instructed Grazia that she has been sexually assaulted and harassed on a number of events from the time she was 6 years previous.

“You,” an American thriller collection that sees Badgley star as a hopeless romantic with sinister intentions, premiered on Netflix in September 2018. Badgley’s remarks in regards to the quite a few intercourse scenes on the present have been met with some backlash when he first made them in 2023, as on-line customers started to debate whether or not on-screen intercourse might be equated to unfaithfulness to a accomplice. 

In an interview with British GQ in March, Badlgey stated his feedback have been “blown out of proportion,” including that his requests “did not change the trajectory of the season in any respect,” and that his character was “naturally able to not be in that place” of being concerned in a number of intimacy scenes anymore.