by Mischalova at . Comments

Certain actresses might as well go to work in their birthday suites. Eva Mendes nude, for example, is not exactly an uncommon sighting.

But Zooey Deschanel? Her most well-known movie role is the Will Ferrell vehicle, Elf. Not exactly a bastion of pornography.

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Which is not to say that Deschanel is going all Jenna Jameson on us in the near future, either. But the rising star recently talked about taking her clothes off for the first - and probably only - time when she portrays music legend Janis Joplin in the the film Gospel According to Janis.

"There's a famous series of photos of Janis wearing nothing but beads and we're recreating that for the movie," Zooey Deschanel explains. "I've never taken off my clothes for a role before and I doubt I'll do it again, but to really become who Janis was I have to get into the mindset that says there's nothing to be ashamed about."

So there's a reason to check out this movie, fellas. Like pictures of an almost nude Hilary Swank, Deschanel in the buff may never come around again.