Hailee Steinfeld‘s appearance in “True Grit” earned her Hollywood’s respect. Her next role may earn her some controversy. In Julian Fellowes’ adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” Hailee will do a nude scene—unusual, since Hailee is only 14-years-old. The filmmaker says that his only intention in using a young actress is to stay true to Shakespeare’s original. “I wanted Hailee because she is the perfect age. Juliet is at that stage of … what you might call a child/woman. Just like Hailee herself is,” said Fellowes. “My version is a romantic story—one that keeps pretty true to Shakespeare but is, I hope, more accessible.” [Daily Mail UK]
It is unclear at this point if Hailee is planning to use a body double or not. While it is not illegal for an underage actress to appear nude in U.S., she must obtain parental consent and it is considered highly controversial. Click through to read about some more movies which featured underage nude scenes.