EXCLUSIVE: 'God's Not Dead 2' Star Hayley Orrantia on Over-Sexed Hollywood: 'You Don’t Have to Flaunt Your Body'

by Zach Seemayer 8:23 PM PDT, March 30, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: 'God's Not Dead 2' Star Hayley Orrantia on Over-Sexed Hollywood: 'You Don’t Have to Flaunt Your Body'

Actress Hayley Orrantia has a message for her other the young celebs of her generation: "You don’t have to flaunt your body in order to get what you want."

Orrantia, who stars in the ABC family sitcom The Goldbergs, recently spoke with ET's Deidre Behar at the premiere of her new film, God's Not Dead 2, where she opened up about the negative influence that glamorizing sexuality has on young Hollywood.

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"One of the biggest things I struggle with is trying to cope with the younger generation that are seeing these influences of showing your body and kind of using sex as a way to be successful," the 22-year-old actress shared. "It really bothers me because I personally believe that you don't have to do that."

While Orrantia says she feels "women empowerment is a beautiful thing," she thinks that her generation is taking overt sexuality to a place that "kind of takes us a step backwards instead of a step forwards."

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One notable example for Orrantia is Kim Kardashian's recent nude selfie, which the reality star posted just before International Women's Day.

"I don't think you will ever see anything like that from me," she said, adding that people with "that kind of fame and that kind of wealth" should "use it for good."

Orrantia isn’t the only actress who felt that Kardashian’s racy Instagram pic sent an unfortunate message to young girls. 19-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz also called the 35-year-old reality star out, tweeting, "I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies."

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For Orrantia, she was attracted to the faith-based God's Not Dead 2 because she wants to avoid roles that require her to play a sexualized character.

"There's a lot of roles that are out there right now for younger females that are very risqué or revealing," she explained. "I try to stray away from those because it's not something I want to be portrayed as."

God's Not Dead 2 hits theaters this Friday.

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