Skins Actress April Pearson has opened up about some of the “strange” scenes she had to film playing Michelle Richardson.
April was just 18 when she was cast in the British teen drama, which was a smash hit. But looking back on it as an adult, the actress admitted that some of her scenes were a bit inappropriate.
Speaking on his podcast Are you Michelle from Skins?, April reminded her former co-star Siwan Morris, who played schoolteacher Angie on the show, of a particularly odd scene.
Fans of the show may remember the moment from season one when Angie comforted a drunk Michelle who had been hiding in one of the school closets after ending things with Tony.
When the drink catches up with her, Michelle gets sick all over Angie, and the two go to the gym showers together to clean up.
In the next scene, Michelle and Angie – student and teacher – are dressed in rather revealing sports uniforms that they found.
Speaking to Siwan about the suggestive scene, April reminded her, “So, like, I had puked on you and then as a teacher, we both went in the shower together.
“You took me out of the shower and put me in a gym kit, which turned out to be short and tight.
“It’s kind of like ‘ooh, do we need this?’ Couldn’t we have had, like, a boy’s cricket kit to put on?”
Siwan replied, “I remembered the scene because I saw it on social media with you and me and our nipples are just standing up.
“But I had forgotten the plot of the play until you reminded me of it. It’s a bit weird, isn’t it?
And some fans admitted they also found the scene inappropriate.
Commenting on the discussion, a subscriber told April, “This show has objectified women so much. Glad you mentioned it too! Everyone should be treated with respect.”
Another added: “I’m so glad you mentioned it!”
A third fan asked the Skins star: “What do you think of people still watching Skins? In terms of would you like people to move on and stop supporting Skins?”
April posted a follow-up video to answer the question, assuring her fans that she didn’t want them to stop watching the show for her.
She explained: “I really don’t want people not to watch Skins. I think it’s an important cultural moment and we can just discuss it afterwards, you know?
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