Rita Wilson strikes me as one of those genuinely “cool moms” who’s legitimately with-it: Her twitpic from the Emmys was my favorite of the night, and now she’s guest-starring on HBO’s Girls playing Marnie’s (Allison Williams) equally intense mom. And showing just how hip to the times she is, Rita made sure that creator/co-star Lena Dunham didn’t write her a nude scene.
“I [wanted] it put in my contract… [They] don’t want to see me nude,” she told Us Weekly at HBO’s post-Emmys party on Sunday. “That’s all I have to say. I’m like, ‘Don’t write in any nudity, please!’” It’s a smart move, since as we found out in just ten episodes, most of the cast of Girls ends up naked and in compromising positions at one point or another. At first we assumed it would just be Lena, as part of this whole baring-her-soul exercise. But each of the girls got pretty graphic, half-clothed sex scenes—and then there was that scene in 1×06 where Hannah’s on-screen mom was full-frontal and going at it in the shower. So, Rita Wilson is not fucking around with her nudity clause.
Still, even if she’s not shimmying off some impeccable designer dress — because you know Marnie and her mom have the same fashion sense — she did promise some “outrageous” moments. “[Filming] was a blast,” she said. “It’s just one episode this season, but I hope there’s room for [my character] to grow!” And yes, that’s her posing with Allison and husband Tom Hanks at the HBO party. Social media win, Rita.