The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil pulled out of You audition

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Jameela Jamil has come a long way since she presented T4, having acted in big hits like Marvel's She-Hulk and The Good Place, while also being a judge on the HBO Max competition Legendary.

But she could have added another big show to her CV with Netflix's You – only she pulled out of the audition that was scheduled.

Appearing on the Podcrushed podcast, hosted by the show's leading star Penn Badgley and co-presenters Nava Kavelin and Sophie Ansari, Jamil explained why she felt like she couldn't go through with it.

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"I don't think I've ever been someone who would have enjoyed objectifying myself, personally. But that's also because I have so much deep, childhood sexual trauma stuff," she said.

"So I think that was never in the cards for me. You know, I still wear 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," she said to Badgley. "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."

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Referencing recent comments Badgley made about requesting to do fewer sex scenes on You, Jamil added: "And then you f***ing came out and was like, 'yeah, I’m not doing sex scenes anymore'.

"And 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.'"

Perhaps Jamil will land a role in the recently confirmed fifth season of You, which was announced to be the final run of episodes for the serial killer drama.

You seasons 1-4 are streaming on Netflix.

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