The ‘True Detective’ actress took a huge leap from her ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians’ days by filming a nude scene for the HBO show’s premiere episode, which she considered a tempting ‘huge challenge’ that she revealed she just had to go for!
Alexandra Daddario, 27, took on her most mature acting role ever, playing Lisa Tragnetti on HBO’s True Detective. For her dramatic role, she even took on the “challenge” of filming in the nude — a major departure from her famed roles in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians film series. Alexandra credits her co-star Woody Harrelson for not making the filming “awkward,” which really helped her feel comfortable acting in the nude!
Alexandra Daddario Nude Scene: ‘True Detective’ Is ‘Most Challenging’ Role Ever
Alexandra admitted that her role in True Detective has been the most challenging role she’s taken on, to date, but that she was prepared for the change.
“I think one thing about this role for me was that it was a huge challenge for me, and I saw it as a good challenge. I saw it as an interesting challenge,”Alexandra told MTV. “I really wanted to be part of the show, and I understood why the nudity and all of that was required of the character…. The character is really different from anything that I’ve done before. The nudity was just part of that.”
Alexandra Daddario: Woody Harrelson Makes Filming Comfortable
Alexandra explained that her co-star Woody Harrelson’s acting experience made it easier for her to get into character without feeling awkward. “Woody has done so many different things. He made the whole situation very comfortable,” Alexandra told MTV. “It wasn’t anything awkward in that sense. I tried not to think about it too much before shooting the more intimate scenes and just sort of did it. [Harrelson] has been there done that. He’s Woody Harrelson. If there’s anybody that I was going to be comfortable with, it’s somebody like him.”
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— Kristine Hope Kowalski