Nollywood actress, Nancy Isime recently sparked conversation on social media with her on-screen nudity. However, she has since clarified that it was not her body on display, but rather that of a body double. A body double is a person who stands in for an actor in a particular scene, often for shots that show the actor’s full body or specific body parts.
This practice is common in the film industry and is used for scenes that involve nudity, intimacy, or physical activity that may be difficult or unsafe for the actor to perform.
Additionally, it is used to protect the privacy and comfort of the actor or to ensure that the scene is filmed in a way that is consistent with the director’s vision. The use of body doubles also takes into account laws and regulations surrounding nudity in film in the region where the movie is being produced.
In Nigeria, explicit nudity is forbidden by the National Film and Video Censors Board. This confirmation sheds light on the common use of body doubles in the film industry and has opened up discussions about the representation of intimacy and nudity in Nigerian cinema.