Scarlett Byrne is a name most Harry Potter fans will recognize for her role as Slytherin prefect Pansy Parkinson, but some will be shocked to learn that Draco Malfoy’s main squeeze is the next Playboy cover girl.
Byrne will grace the March/April Playboy pages in a nude photo spread.
The 26-year-old English actress, also known for her role as Nora Hildegard on The Vampire Diaries, is helping the magazine establish a “Naked is normal” campaign to normalize nudity. This push for normalization comes after a short-lived attempt by Playboy to show no nude photographs in its pages.
The change back to showing nudity is, as the magazine’s Chief Creative Officer Cooper Hefner (Hugh Hefner’s son and Byrne’s fiancÃ©) explains, a way of reclaiming Playboy’s identity as a boundary-breaking force.
Byrne is particularly proud of her nude photos and will have an essay she wrote called “The Feminist Mystique” published alongside her images in the March/April issue.On Monday, February 13, 2017, Byrne shared several tasteful black and white nude photos taken for the issue on her Instagram account.
Byrne thanked Playboy for the opportunity and stated that she is “very proud” of her part in the issue. The issue, which features brunette beauty Elizabeth Elam on the cover, hit shelves on February 28.