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alert-–-sophie-monk-exposes-hollywood’s-casting-couch-culture-and-reveals-shocking-reason-why-she-quit-actingAlert – Sophie Monk exposes Hollywood’s casting couch culture and reveals shocking reason why she quit acting
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By Marta Jary For Australia

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Sophie Monk quit Hollywood when she was on the verge of breaking through to a big screen career. 

And the former Bardot band member says that tinseltown’s casting couch culture was partly to blame. 

‘You would be doing meetings and you’d be like, “Is this a date or a reading?”‘ she tells this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine. 

‘And then you’d have someone who has a crush on you, and they won’t put you in a movie because they want to keep you where you are so they can date you.

‘Even my dentist wanted a reality show’ the 43-year-old continued. 

Sophie Monk quit Hollywood – and the former Bardot band member says that tinseltown’s casting couch culture was partly to blame. Pictured in this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine

‘You would be doing meetings and you’d be like, “Is this a date or a reading?”‘ she tells this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine. Pictured in the 2006 comedy Date Movie 

‘It’s a funny little place and people warned me about it before I went. I was like, “I will be fine.” But before I knew it, I was like, “This is not what I’m about.”‘ 

‘That’s why I thought, I want to come back to Australia. I was just on the cusp of getting some good stuff, but I didn’t want it anymore,’ Sophie concluded. 

After giving up on Hollywood and moving back to Australia in 2015, Sophie has had a successful career as a TV host, presenting Beauty and the Geek and Love Island for Channel Nine. 

Before returning home, Sophie notched up some impressive credits, starring in Date Movie in 2006 alongside Alyson Hannigan and Jennifer Coolidge. 

‘Then you’d have someone who has a crush on you, and they won’t put you in a movie because they want to keep you where you are so they can date you’ she added. Pictured in Date Movie 

She appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy, Click, in 2006. In Click, she played Stacey, the assistant to David Hasselhoff’s character (centre) 

The blonde beauty revealed she once won an award for ‘Hottest Naked Chick’ in a DVD for her role in low-budget horror film The Hills Run Red (pictured)

She appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy, Click, that same year, as well as notching up roles in horror film Fear Itself and the popular TV series Entourage. 

During her 2007 cameo in Entourage, she flaunted her curves in a bikini during a poolside scene – before having steamy sex with Adrian Grenier’s character. 

In Click, she played Stacey, the assistant to David Hasselhoff’s character who was Adam Sandler’s character’s boss in the film. 

Sophie also came close to landing a role as a Bond Girl in 2012’s Skyfall. 

Earlier this year, the former pop star returned to the big screen, filming the tongue-in-cheek thriller Zombie Plane alongside ’90s American rapper Vanilla Ice (right) 

Many of Monk’s acting roles included nudity, including Sex and Death 101 which starred Winona Ryder.

She also stripped naked for the straight-to-DVD horror film The Hills Run Red in 2009.

In the flick, she played a stripper named Alexa who performs a nude lapdance for co-star Tad Hilgenbrink in a memorable early scene. 

Earlier this year, the former pop star returned to the big screen, filming the tongue-in-cheek thriller Zombie Plane alongside ’90s American rapper Vanilla Ice. 

Read more in this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine with Sophie Monk on the cover 

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