Lizzy Caplan has always played confident, acerbic characters, so it’s hard to imagine that the actress could be the nervous type. After all, she is naked in two out of three episodes of Masters of Sex (thank you, Showtime). But apparently, the first time that she had to do a nude scene on HBO’s True Blood, Caplan was so nervous that she needed to get drunk first. Hammered, in fact. At 7 a.m.
Here she is regaling us with that story on Chelsea Lately this week:
“I was hammered for that … I didn’t really have many lines (that I needed to remember). It was 7 in the morning, and I was chugging vodka, and I was completely naked while a make-up artist I had just met was on her knees sponging my ass … I have never told anyone this, but I was so drunk, and I was so nervous, that after I shot the scene, I was going up to the crew members — I had just met them the day before — and I was going up to all of them, and I was like (drunkenly), “You’ve got a boner. You do! You got one!”
The entire interview is fun (regardless of your opinions on Chelsea Hander), but the naked True Blood story gets going at around the 1:20 mark.