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Janina Gavankar Almost Turned Down True Blood!

Janina Gavankar (Luna) nearly passed up her role on True Blood because she didn’t feel like baring it all.

“I was very aware of it, but I was like, ‘I’m not going to do it,’” she told Access Hollywood. “They were basically like, ‘It’s True Blood and there is nudity involved,’ when they sent me the material.”

“’Fine, I will only do it if it’s a strong recurring,’” she told her people. “They were like, ‘It’s a series regular.’ I was like, ‘Fine, I will only do it if’ — ‘cause I know everybody has sex – ‘I will only do it if she’s not a vampire, because vampire sex kind of freaks me out.’ They are like, ‘She’s a shapeshifter!’ I’m like, ‘Fine!’ My last thing was, ‘I will only do it, if I am not like a stripper,’ and they [said], ‘She’s a school teacher.’”

Yeah, Bon Temps’ schoolteachers probably pretty much have the lifestyle that strippers do elsewehere. But way to have boundaries, Janina.

Source: Access Hollywood

07.2.2011 / 03:07 AM EDT by Melinda Taub
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