Why Chanel Iman’s Nude Dope Scenes Didn’t Scare Her

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In February 2016, Dope actress Chanel Iman looked the epitome of summer chic as she stepped out to attend Veuve Clicquot’s second annual Clicquot Carnival held at Museum Park in Miami.

Chanel Iman wears her hair back at Veuve Clicquot’s second annual Clicquot CarnivalChanel Iman wears her hair back at Veuve Clicquot’s second annual Clicquot Carnival held on February 20, 2016, at Museum Park in Miami (Credit: JLN Photography / WENN)

One year earlier, she made her acting debut in the American comedy-drama coming-of-age film Dope that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

A moderate commercial success, she portrayed Lily Jacoby, a drugged-out daughter who can’t seem to keep her clothes on.

Chanel Iman (L) and Naturi Naughton attend the 'Dope' Opening Night Premiere at the 2015 American Black Film FestivalChanel Iman (L) and Naturi Naughton attend the ‘Dope’ Opening Night Premiere at the 2015 American Black Film Festival at SVA Theater on June 11, 2015, in New York City (Credit: Alberto Reyes / WENN)

“For me, it is not a big deal to be nude because I have shot with a lot of photographers in the past in fashion, so to do a film being nude is the same thing,” Iman told FOX411 about her nude scenes in the film.

“It’s art. I don’t have very much to show anyway. I think people think of me as a doll because I just have a little bit of nothing.”

“We did about 10-15 takes because they had to position the camera right,” she added.

Chanel Iman makes her acting debut as Lily Jacoby in DopeChanel Iman makes her acting debut as Lily Jacoby in Dope (Credit: Open Road Films)

“It was just rice pudding in my mouth. [Director] Rick [Famuyiwa] would say, “Aim for the neck.” And every time, I would spit right in Shameik’s face. There was nothing I could do. He’s definitely a good sport, but I can no longer eat rice pudding. It freaks me out,” she said about shooting a scene that has her vomiting on Shameik Moore.

“I just hope my acting career takes off and I am in another film by next summer,” she added about Dope potentially leading to more movie roles.

“I am still doing shoots all the time and working as a successful model. And I am on my way to Africa next week for a charity.”

Chanel Iman rocked a white Philipp Plein Fall 2015 cutout gown at the premiere of DopeChanel Iman rocked a white Philipp Plein Fall 2015 cutout gown at the premiere of Dope (Credit: Alberto Reyes / WENN)

“This was the chance to show people my acting ability because Lily is the total opposite of who I am. Most people wouldn’t have taken this role because of the nudity, but I’ve done so many shoots topless … I look at it as art. Someone’s got to do it,” Chanel added in an interview with Vogue.

For the star-studded affair in Miami, the then 25-year-old model flashed some flesh in a flirty white number paired with gold accessories for full-on glamour.

Chanel Iman rocks an all-white look at a Veuve Clicquot eventChanel Iman rocks an all-white look at a Veuve Clicquot event (Credit: JLN Photography / WENN)

Chanel showed off her décolletage and midriff in an immaculate white ensemble by Jonathan Simkhai.

Chanel Iman wears a Jonathan Simkhai crop top and maxi skirtChanel Iman wears a Jonathan Simkhai crop top and maxi skirt (Credit: JLN Photography / WENN)

The two-piece set included a flowing maxi skirt with a thigh-high slit and a crop top that had floaty long sleeves and a V-neckline.

The set was all tied up (literally) with a white ribbon that was worn as a choker and a tie at the waist that flaunted her flat abs.

Chanel Iman wears a white ribbon as a chokerChanel Iman wears a white ribbon as a choker (Credit: JLN Photography / WENN)

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel styled the outfit with edgy earrings, a bracelet, a couple of rings, and a gold clutch.

She pulled her dark locks into a sleek middle-parted low bun and wore deep red lipstick and defined eyebrows to add Gothic vibes to the look.

Chanel Iman's feet in gold Stuart Weitzman sandalsChanel Iman’s feet in gold Stuart Weitzman sandals (Credit: JLN Photography / WENN)

Chanel completed her look with a pair of “Sultry” sandals by Stuart Weitzman.

These aptly-named sandals feature sexy slender straps with asymmetric vamp straps, crisscross ankle-wrap straps, and about 4.3-inch heels.

Chanel Iman's feet in strappy metallic "Sultry" sandalsChanel Iman’s feet in strappy metallic “Sultry” sandals (Credit: JLN Photography / WENN)

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