Harry Potter actress is 'proud' to be featured in upcoming Playboy

Harry Potter actress Scarlett Byrne has said she is “proud” to be featured in an upcoming edition of Playboy magazine.

Scarlett, known for playing Slytherin student Pansy Parkinson in the series’ sixth instalment, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, shared a revealing image of herself in black and white on Instagram.

Her pictures will feature next month alongside an article she wrote herself as part of the magazine’s Naked Is Normal social media campaign.

It comes as the magazine marks the end of a year-long ban on using photographs of nude models.

The London-born star, 26, posted the image of herself draped loosely in a white shirt with the caption: “I’m very proud to be a part of the March/April issue of Playboy.

“I penned a short essay along with my pictorial titled, “The Feminist Mystique”.

“A big thank you to @Playboy, the creative team, and @cooperbhefner for such a unique opportunity. #NakedIsNormal”

Scarlett is reportedly engaged to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s son, Cooper.

In a statement, shared on the magazine’s Instagram account on Tuesday, 25-year-old Cooper said: “I’ll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but removing it entirely was a mistake.

View this post on Instagram

#NakedIsNormal

A post shared by Playboy (@playboy) on

“Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn’t a problem.

“Today we’re taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are.”


More in this Section

Jeremy Clarkson rejects claims The Grand Tour is sexist

Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business

Jeremy Clarkson issues foul-mouthed summary of Brexit

Olivia Cooke: There is not enough sentimentality in the world


Lifestyle

As Kate Moss turns 45, here are 7 style lessons we’ve learned from her

New series explores Ireland's remote townlands and its people

James McAvoy is a Glass act in latest film

Turning 30: Regrets, advice and reflection from those who've hit the milestone

More From The Irish Examiner