Jane Seymour announced on Wednesday that she recently posed for Playboy magazine for a third time and never felt “sexier.”
“I’m THRILLED to finally share this with you! I was recently photographed and interviewed in my home by Playboy. I open up about my career, my family, feeling better-than-ever at 67 and so much more! Click the link in my bio now to read the article,” the 67-year-old actress shared on Instagram about her upcoming pictorial in Playboy, along with a shot of her posing in lingerie.
The former James Bond girl previously posed for the magazine in July 1973 and then again in January 1987.
“I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger,” Seymour told the outlet. “Then, I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?! There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have. Like my father used to say, ‘I’m comfortable in my own skin.'”
She also celebrated her long career in Hollywood, despite leaving the business for a year after “Hollywood’s most powerful” man sexually harassed her, without naming who that person was.
Last year, she detailed the experience during an appearance on an Australian TV morning show shortly after decades-long sexual harassment allegations against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein surfaced.
“I’ve often wondered if I should tell this story,” Seymour explained, as she began to talk about her experience when she first came to Hollywood to test for a movie and a producer asked if she was willing to come to his house to do a screening. “So I went to the house expecting to see lots of other people there. There was no one there.”
“He showed me the screen test I’d done and sat down next to me and he said, ‘Well, I’ve told everyone you’re perfect for my movie and I can’t wait. But I’ve told everyone. I’ve done my bit. Now it’s your turn to do your bit,'” she added. “And I looked at him very innocently and said, ‘Oh, yes, I’m going to do a great screen test for you in a day and a half.’ And he said, ‘No, no, you know what you have to do.’ And I’m going, ‘No, I don’t.'”
“And he put his hand on my thighs, way up high,” she continued. “And being very British, I crossed my legs and started scooting down the couch until I had no couch left. And I had no option but to stand up and just say, ‘Please help me get home.'”
Seymour shared that she arrived at his place in a cab and that while she waited for a ride home the unnamed producer made it clear that she if she ever told anyone about what happened, she would never work another day “on the planet.”
“He put me in a car and said, ‘If anyone knows you ever came here, if you ever tell anyone, ever, I’ll guarantee you never work again anywhere on the planet,'” Seymour shared. “And he had that power. I got in the cab and cried, terrified.”
“The only reason I’ve ever told that story is that women should have a choice,” she added. “A lot of women took the bait and lived happily ever after. My problem was that my agent knew. I was put in a situation where I couldn’t show what I could do. And I’m a person who, when something bad happens, I get over it and move forward.”