[i]Jessica Chastain has a topless scene with Tom Hardy in “Lawless,” but the Juilliard grad says school helped her overcome shyness. “You’d get up in front of everyone and have to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ [very slowly] . . . and look everyone in the face — and I’d be beet red. You make a fool of yourself over and over. Now I’m like, ‘Well, this is not gonna be as humiliating as Drama Room 304 at Lincoln Center.’[/url]
Funny how much acting class sounds like kinky sex slave training. Break them down, make them do things they're uncomfortable with and push it a little further each time. After constant humiliations they'll lose all self respect and be willing to do anything. It's also very effective prisioner interrigation techniques (the CIA will do that stuff, cops tend to use sleep deprivation and exhaustion in 20 hour interviews with suspects because they don't have as much leeway to violate people). I don't why having enough self respect to say I don't want to feel like an idiot or be manipulated into doing things I'm uncomfortable with would be a bad thing. Anyone who thinks acting is a noble profession may want to rethink that.