In her new Netflix series "Glow," Alison Brie has to strip down in multiple scenes, but it sounds like nudity is not a foreign concept to her.
In fact, she was a "nudist" in college, she told Playboy.
"Getting naked on camera is like ripping off a Band-Aid. The hardest part is the transition from being in your robe to being naked on set," she said. "Once I was naked, it kind of reminded me of my nudist days from college and that feeling of, 'Oh yeah, I love my body and this is fun and silly and it's fine.'"
Still, she trained to get her body looking just right, knowing that she would be in her birthday suit on screen and viewed by more people than on her college campus.
"I definitely did some push-ups and sit-ups in my room to pump up the right muscles beforehand," the said. "I've passed on a lot of projects that had nudity, but I was obsessed with getting 'GLOW.' Nudity is a part of the show, and I had no hesitation. I love the character. I understood why they wanted it."
Alison has previously described her college experience at California Institute of the Arts as "clothing optional."
"I don't know what it's like now; even in the four years I was there, they had started to crack down," she told Playboy. "My freshman year, the Erotic Ball was still happening. Everybody was in different states of undress. There were tents with TVs playing pornography."
She added, "And I seem to remember a live sex performance. Mostly it was a lot of lingerie and body paint. I wore this Victoria's Secret thing with a little black thong under a black lace long-sleeved mini-dress. It was see-through lace — you could see the panties — but also long-sleeved because, you know, I'm very demure."
Fans of hers, however, seem to be fascinated with her body, specially her breasts. There's actually a Tumblr account dedicated to her breasts.
"My mom was the first one to point that out early in my 'Community' days. She was like, 'I was reading a bunch of message boards, and people seem very fascinated by your boobs. I don't know why. They're not that big,'" she told Playboy. "I was like, 'Mom, I have great boobs. How dare you?' It's humorous to me that people have a fixation with my boobs."