News Tech: Elisha Cuthbert is getting candid about the pressure she felt as a young actress in the 2000s.
The 39-year-old actress, who is best known for 24, The Girl Next Door, Happy Endings and most recently, Netflix’s The Ranch, spoke to Rachel Bilson on her “Broad Ideas” podcast this week about her past sexually-suggestive photoshoots that were specifically for men’s publications.
“There was really no option back then,” Elisha explained. “That’s what the [film] studio wanted you to do.”
“I mean, Halle Berry was doing it, for God’s sake … Jennifer Aniston was doing it. We were probably too young to be subjected to that, and feeling pressured to do that.”
Now, Elisha says she’s having to explain the shoots to her two children. “This weird, bizarre outfit and hair extensions, and you know what’s so crazy? I don’t even know how much of those pictures are even accurate as far as, like, airbrushing … I was in my early 20s. I didn’t look bad, but did I look that? I don’t even know if the fantasy’s real.”