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Chloe Bailey shares why she was scared to do sex scene with Damson Idris

Chloe Bailey entered new territory with this scene
Chloe Bailey
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Chloe Bailey has not been shy about showing off her body on social media and music videos, but when it came to filming a sex scene for a show, things shifted.


Bailey has a role in Donald Glover’s new series “Swarm,” and during an interview with Deadline, she opened up about being “scared” doing a sex scene with Damson Idris.


“When I first read the script, I was like ‘Oh, this is insane, this is incredible,’ ” Bailey said. “And I cried, and then I realized, you gotta do that sex scene, girl.”

Bailey had a role in “Grown-ish,” but didn’t have to get naked in those scenes.


“As open and liberal as I am about my body, I was very scared because I haven’t had that many partners,” Bailey said. “I’m not like that sexual and open. Damson made it really comfortable, there were limited people on set. It was a closed set.”

Bailey says that Idris lightened the mood while filming, and she gave him props for helping her through the scene.

“We were laughing in between [takes],” Bailey said. “We literally had a bouncy ball in between us, and we were making a joke out of it, so it took all of the nervousness away from that. I have to give a lot of kudos to him as a man for making me, as a woman, feel comfortable literally being raw and naked.”

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