Paz de Huerta covers PAPER’s Winter 2010-2011 issue, on stands Monday, and inside she takes her clothes off and talks sex, nudity and her troubled childhood.
The actress, often seen nude in ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ went topless in New York magazine earlier this year and is credited simply as ‘Nude’ in ‘The Limits of Control.’ Here are some highlights from the interview;
On nudity and sexuality:
“Nudity is a non-issue for me. Sex is a huge part of life. To pretend it’s not is being a liar, and people who are afraid of their sexuality are suffering.” Director Jim Jarmusch, who wrote a part especially for de la Huerta in his 2009 film The Limits of Control, says, “I always joke that it’s harder to get Paz to keep her clothes on than take them off.”
On being expelled from school in sixth grade:
In sixth grade, she was kicked out of Grace Church School. She says classmates picked on her for being too skinny. One day she just lost it. “I broke a chair over a girl’s head,” she says flatly. “That was it. I thought it was a horrible school. They had some evil teachers. I always hated school.”
On being born an artist:
“I have so much I want to do. I just feel like everyone and their mother thinks they can be an artist. You can’t. Sorry. I know I was born to be one.”
One more pic after the jump!