Ashley Jones plays waitress/shape-shifter Daphne Landry on HBO’s hit vampire series “True Blood.” But, the 33-year-old actress almost missed out on the career-making part due to an inexplicable fear of nudity. Fortunately, the need for rent money helped her get over those pesky self-respect issues.
She tells FHM U.K.:
When we got down to the final auditions I thought I wouldn’t get the part as the other two girls I was up against said they were okay with the nudity and I wasn’t comfortable in getting everything out.
But luckily they went with me, it just meant that I had sign off on the nakedness. I was fine with being shot from the back and showing a bit of butt, but I got to see each shot and could veto anything I didn’t like.
Way to flip-flop there, Ashley! But, hey, whatever gets you to drop trou is a good thing.
Jones can be seen in the May issue of FHM U.K. magazine.
Take a peek:
The internet was aflutter this week with news that Megan Fox was to step into Angelina Jolie’s shorts to play video-game-heroine-turned-action-movie-bad-ass Lara Croft. Unfortunately for all our cocks, Fox has reportedly turned down the part (rumors say she’s tired of ongoing comparisons to Jolie).
But, don’t despair! A new hope has arrived!
Tabloid sensation and “Hills” star Heidi Montag has announced her interest in playing a bustier and blonder version of Lara Croft.
I want to be blonde Tomb Raider, I’m better with guns then both Angelina and Megan Fox put together!
By guns, I’m guessing she is referring to her new triple-D’s. Sadly, I doubt producers will hang a potentially lucrative franchise on Montag’s nips. But, that’s OK. I’m just hoping she manages to get her 3-D boobs vs. shark screenplay made.
‘True Blood” star Anna Paquin alludes to having carpet-munched at some point in her life during a PSA for Cyndi Lauper’s Give a Damn project, an online campaign designed to remind us to stop beating up gay people.
Paquin says in the spot:
I’m bisexual and I give a damn because one hate crime is committed approximately every hour of every day in this country.
The announcement comes as a surprise being that Paquin is engaged to “True Blood” costar and love-interest Stephen Moyer.
Understandably, the Oscar-winner’s declaration has eclipsed the PSA’s anti-discrimination message in favor of speculation over whose muff Paquin has dived into (The Give a Damn website has been down due to overwhelming interest).
The campaign also features some of Hollywood’s more obvious and less attractive turd-stealers and clam-smackers, including Elton John, Clay Aiken, Cynthia Nixon, Whoopi Goldberg, and Wanda Sykes.
British actor Alex Pettyfer is currently in negotiations to headline the Steven Spielberg/Michael Bay produced sci-fi actioner I Am Number Four. The film is an adaptation of the upcoming HarperCollins young-adult novel of the same name written by James Frey (”A Million Little Pieces”) and Jobie Hughes.
I Am Number Four follows nine aliens taking refuge on earth after their planet is destroyed by a rival species. Pettyfer’s role would be that of John Smith, an alien living incognito as a human high school student in Paradise, Ohio up until he’s discovered by his alien enemies.
DJ Caruso (Disturbia, Taking Lives) directs from a screenplay by “Smallville” creators Al Gough and Miles Millar. Dreamworks has set a Feb. 18, 2011 release date.
Pettyfer made his American movie debut in CBS Film’s upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” retelling Beastly, costarring Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olson, and Neil Patrick Harris.