Alison Brie has revealed that she was once asked to take her top off during an audition for HBO series Entourage.
The Community star was promoting new Netflix series Glow, and admitted that the audition process for women is as brutal as it was in the 80s - the era the spandex-laden wrestling comedy is set.
"It has not changed that much," the actress told Entertainment Weekly at the recent ATX Television Festival in Austin. "The audition process has not changed that much.
"Early in my career, I auditioned for three lines on an episode of Entourage that I had to go on in a bikini! Or like shorts and the tiniest shorts. And they were like, 'Okay, can you take your top off now?'"
The hit HBO series was loosely based on Mark Wahlberg's early experiences as an actor in Hollywood, and ran from 2004 until 2011.
The cast, including Kevin Connelly, Adrian Grenier and Jeremy Piven teamed up a movie adaptation in 2015.
Brie also recalled "begging" for roles in Marvel movies which only had three lines, and added there's not enough interesting roles for women in TV and film.
"I've gone through auditions for Marvel movies and auditioned a million times for roles with three lines and you are begging for them," she continued.
"And I'd be glad to get them! It's brutal, it just is."
Glow follows Brie's struggling actress Ruth Wilder who ends up auditioning for the syndicated women's professional wrestling circuit - the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
The series - co-created by Orange is the New Black's Jenji Kohan - begins on Netflix on 23 June.