Billie Piper has revealed that she takes nude photos of herself to see what she looks like.
The former Doctor Who star, 37, admitted to taking nude photos of herself to see what she looks like now and to ‘check in on herself’, but clarified that she would ‘never’ send them to anyone because of the risk that she exposed.
Speak on the Is it me? podcast on Monday about her new show I Hate Suzie, the mother of three, said, ‘I’ve taken nude photos of myself, but I’m doing it as a kind of check-in for me.
Candid: Billie Piper revealed on Monday that she takes nude photos of herself to check in what she looks like, but would never share them because it’s ‘way too risky’
“I’m going to go,” How do I look? How do I look now? ” So I do it to check in with myself.
“I would never send one because it is too risky.”
Piper, who plays an actress whose nude photos have been leaked in her new series, continued, “ More seriously it can get really ugly and really sad.
‘It can become very revealing to people – to older people and younger people. It’s happening more and more, it’s actually insulting. ‘
Reasoning: Billie (depicted in Secret Diary Of A Call Girl) explained, “I’m actually going to” What do I look like? How do I look now? ” So I do it to check in with myself ‘
She added: ‘I don’t think smartphones are lifelike at all. Even in a photo of your face as a selfie, I find it very misleading. ‘
Writer Lucy Prebble, who co-created I Hate Suzie with Piper, also said on the podcast, “ Of course I took nude photos of myself.
“What I find annoying is the way I aged at the same rate as the camera quality.”
A serious note: the star plays an actress whose nude photos have been leaked in her new series I Hate Suzie (pictured) and said the leaks can “ get really ugly and really sad ”
The 39-year-old playwright joked: ‘It really annoys me because with early photos – I had a flip phone – you took a picture of yourself and barely saw anything. It would be like “Oh is that a nipple?” It would be exciting.
And now, as I get older … there are things that are a little less flattering, and the cameras are very accurate. They show absolutely everything and I am not happy with it. ‘
Earlier this month, Billie revealed that she finds social media ‘terrifying’ as it amplifies the worst elements of fame.
The actress and singer, who released her debut single at the age of 15, has said she wouldn’t hate being in the spotlight now because of the pressure from online platforms.
Struggle: Billie (depicted in I Hate Suzie) also said that nude leaks “ can be very exposed to people – for older people and younger people. It happens more and more, it is actually insulting ‘
Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t have wanted to be a famous pop star right now. The social media element of all of this is terrifying because it’s continuous, it’s in your bed every night, next to your nightstand, ” she shared The Sunday TimesCulture magazine.
She added: ‘In my pop career, there were moments that were terrible to experience as a teenager, but they came and went.
But the thought of having that with you all the time – I’m wearing my phone around my neck like a weird slave – and with one simple click you can see what millions of people think of you or other people, or just about anything …
“I’d say it’s gotten worse.”
Billie also spoke about the 2014 iCloud hack, which brought up several celebrities’ private photos online, and while she was not affected by the leak, she said she could relate to the situation.
The Secret Diary of a Call Girl star said, ‘I don’t know what that’s like [having pictures stolen], but I’m sure what it means to live your life in public. I’ve been doing that since I was 14.
What’s really interesting and somewhat depressing is that at some level we all do that now – everyone has an online profile and anything you do at some level could be considered burdensome, even if it’s actually pretty harmless. ‘
Thoughts: Earlier this month, Billie (photo in October) said she finds social media ‘terrifying’ as it amplifies the worst elements of fame