Alison Brie says she was asked to take off her top during an audition for ‘Entourage’

Actress Alison Brie attends the New York premiere of 'How To Be Single' at the NYU Skirball Center on February 3, 2016 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

While promoting her upcoming Netflix series Glow, Alison Brie recounted an uncomfortable audition for the HBO series/brofest Entourage.

“Early in my career, I auditioned for three lines on an episode of Entourage that I had to go on in a bikini!” she said after a screening of Glow at the ATX Festival in Austin, Texas. “Or, like, shorts and the tiniest shorts. And they were like, ‘OK, can you take your top off now?’”

Following reports that Brie had been asked to go completely topless, the actress clarified on Twitter that this was not the case. “I had a bikini top on UNDER my top,” she wrote. “They didn’t ask me to get totally topless. Sorry to disappoint you!”

Regardless, her anecdote highlights the obstacles that women in Hollywood face as they strive to make a mark. Glow, in fact, explores a similar topic. The series centers on a struggling actress who finds an opportunity to reinvent herself when she takes a role on a schlocky women’s wrestling series.

Glow is set in the 1980s. And the audition process for women today, Brie said, “has not changed that much.”

Read the full story at Entertainment Weekly.


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