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Why Hollywood is Casting More Porn Stars than Actors for Major Roles

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Casting directors are casting more porn stars to play leading roles in movies and TV shows.

According to reports, major TV shows and movies are casting porn stars to work on productions.

What was considered a major taboo, now, porn stars are quickly making their way to the film industry,   notes in a new Porn Valley-meets-Hollywood report. Popular shows such as Game of Thrones, Ray Donovan, Sons of Anarchy and The Canyons, have cast porn stars such as Sibel Kekilli, Tori Black, Jenna Jameson, and James Deen, among many others, to the because "many actors find nude and simulated-sex scenes morally objectionable and/or feel they hinder mainstream aspirations," according to the Weekly. turtix / Shutterstock.com turtix / Shutterstock.com A lot of this stems from casting directors who have experience casting porn stars. One such casting director is Howard Levine. "Working with adult performers is easier, for nudity aspects, because they have no inhibitions about getting naked in front of the camera," Levine told the Weekly. "Whereas if you call Central Casting and go, 'I need 20 girls to be on a porn set, semi-naked,' it's like a really hard order to fill." Levine got his big break thanks to his involvement with a clean-and-sober motorbike club, where a fellow club member was reportedly doing extras casting for Anarchy. "Howard was very helpful bringing in the right talent. And often in SOA, sex and violence were interwoven in scenes. We needed players who were comfortable enough with the nudity to be able to react to someone's head getting blown off," Anarchy's Kurt Sutter told the Weekly. "We found that adult talent was the best choice." Sibel Kekilli of the Game of Thrones Apparently, as the article clearly points out, porn stars are generally better to work with in more sexually charged scenes and roles because of their comfort level. The downside to this, is that porn producers and actors who have bigger dreams than taking off their clothes may have a hard time breaking that stereotype or trend. However, many porn stars turned actors are easily making the transition and breaking the mold. Sasha Grey/Open Windows For instance, Kekilli's recurring role as Shae, in GoT, has launched her career beyond seedy background porn sets. In addition, Sasha Grey, who started as a porn star, has appeared in several feature films and made songs with Dr. Dre and Eminem. For the full report check out LA Weekly.

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