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Is Jennifer Lawrence's nude line-up common practice?

From BBC - October 19, 2017

Many were shocked when Jennifer Lawrence revealed she was forced to stand in a "nude line-up" as part of a film casting.

She described the experience as "degrading and humiliating".

The actress spoke in light of recent allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of rape, sexual assault and harassment.

He has "unequivocally denied" the claims against him and said all sexual relationships he had were consensual.

But Lawrence's revelations raise questions about whether her casting experience is commonplace in Hollywood and the wider film industry.

Brendan McNamara, who who worked as a casting assistant on The Bourne Supremacy, described Lawrence's ordeal as "an awful situation", which "is not representative of the industry as a whole".

He now has his own casting company and makes British independent films, and said his job is to "make actors feel as comfortable as possible to get the best performance for our directors and producers".

"We want to put them in a position where they can give us their best and not feel awkward," he told BBC News.

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