Skins star Megan Prescott has said she does not believe she could have survived lockdown financially without turning to OnlyFans.
The 30-year-old actor — best known for playing Katie Fitch in the hit E4 series, alongside her identical twin Kathryn Prescott — revealed she turned to stripping to make a living several years ago, and joined the adult only subscription site at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Prescott told The Sun: “If it wasn’t for OnlyFans I wouldn’t have been able to survive the last two years without working seven days a week in menial jobs.
“I started my page in April 2020 when the pandemic hit as I didn’t get furloughed for a while.
“I had zero money and was told by a friend who has worked as a stripper for years that people were guaranteed to subscribe because they had watched me in Skins. I thought I may as well try and it went very well."
The former professional bodybuilder admitted she found it frustrating that making a living from stripping could be so damaging to a female actor's career, but not for men.
She said: "I didn’t say anything about the fact that I was stripping for years because of the stigma that follows sex work, especially if you’re an actress.
“It’s potentially career-ruining for a woman - despite people loving Channing Tatum when he performed in a neon G-string in real-life.”
The Skins star also revealed that baring her body in public has felt easier after filming raunchy sex scenes for the TV show.
She said: "When I was stripping, I had already been on national television imitating sex, so that broke down some barriers for me."
Megan and her twin sister Kathryn played Katie and Emily Fitch in Skins. Their parent were played by John Bishop and Ronni Ancona. They starred in series three and four of the teen comedy-drama, which aired in 2009 and 2010.
Last year Kathryn was injured after being hit by a cement lorry in New York.
Megan was granted permission to fly to the US to support her sister.
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