Alison Brie got in knockout shape to get in the ring as an amateur wrestler on Netflix鈥檚 GLOW. She鈥檚 said in the past that building so much muscle made her feel like a badass, and now she鈥檚 revealed that getting nude for some of her scenes was empowering too 鈥 in a way she didn鈥檛 expect.

鈥淰ery early on in auditioning it was a case of, 鈥楧on鈥檛 come to any more auditions unless you鈥檙e comfortable with nudity, because it is a part of the show,'鈥 she recently told Net-a-Porter鈥檚 weekly digital magazine The Edit.

Brie鈥檚 character appeared nude in both sex scenes and in locker-room changing scenes. While she initially didn鈥檛 even consider the nudity, she realized later that the way it was handled was an important portrayal.

鈥淎t that time, I just wanted to be on the show so much that I really didn鈥檛 care,鈥 she said. 鈥淚t was important that the show be a realistic portrayal of life in the way people live and the way they have sex. And also that our show be about every aspect of women鈥檚 bodies, and women not being ashamed of their bodies. We鈥檙e not being shot in a way that鈥檚 over-sexualizing us, or exploiting us. I found it very freeing and empowering, and I鈥檓 so glad that I did it.鈥

Brie, who largely cut out cardio in favor of squats, 165lb deadlifts, and pull-ups to get in shape for the show, also said that while looking great wasn鈥檛 a bad by-product, it was about much more than that for her. 鈥淚t was more about learning to use our bodies in this totally different way,鈥 she said. 鈥淚t really changed the way I felt about my body. It felt so empowering and exciting, and it proved that we were capable of so much more than we expected.鈥

She added: 鈥GLOW is such a body-positive show; all of the women on it feel really comfortable in their bodies, and that is such a healthy thing to be surrounded by.鈥 There鈥檚 plenty more of that positivity to come too 鈥 GLOW has been renewed for season two at Netflix.

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