Jameela Jamil reveals why she didn’t audition for ‘You’
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Jameela Jamil reveals why she didn't audition for 'You'

Actor Jameela Jamil has revealed why she decided not to audition for a role in the hit Netflix drama YouJamil is best known for playing Tahani in the fantasy comedy The Good Place. 

In a new interview on the Podcrushed podcast, Jamil explained that it was the prospect of filming sex scenes that put her off auditioning.  Speaking on the show – hosted by You star Penn Badgley, Nava Kavelin and Sophie Ansari – Jamil said: “I don’t think I’ve ever been someone who would have enjoyed objectifying myself, personally.”

She continued: “But that’s also because I have so much deep, like, childhood sexual trauma stuff. So I think that was never in the cards for me.”

Adding: “You know, I still wear the… like, the little skirt or the busty top, but like, occasionally. But generally, I feel quite protective of myself in that way. Like, I don’t do sex scenes.”

“I was supposed to audition for the most recent season of your show”, the actor continued. “My character was supposed to be quite sexy, and I pulled out of the audition, because I am so shy about anything sexy that I can’t.”

Jamil concluded: “And then you f***ing came out and was like, ‘yeah, I’m not doing sex scenes anymore’. And I was like, I didn’t even know that was a boundary that we could draw. But then I was like, I should have gone and done the f***ing show.”