07/09/2013 02:18 pm ET

Gaby Hoffmann On Being Nude In 'Crystal Fairy': 'I'm A Human, I Have Hair'


For Gaby Hoffmann, being naked on film is no big deal. The 31-year-old actress appears nude in the upcoming film, "Crystal Fairy" -- a performance that prompted two female viewers to ask Hoffmann about her strategies for using merkins, or pubic wigs.

“That’s just me," Hoffmann told the women, she explained in an interview with the New York Times. " I’m a human. I have hair.”

Hoffmann honed her acting chops as a child star, appearing in films such as "Field of Dreams" and "Sleepless in Seattle" from a young age. Years in front of the camera have made Hoffmann comfortable in her performances, even when fully nude.

"I've been nude on camera before," Hoffmann told HuffPost Entertainment when "Crystal Fairy" first screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January. "Nudity has never been a big deal to me. I sort of grew up with a lot of it in my family. I just come from a sort of naked world, so I've been naked a lot in my life."

"I was born naked," she added. "I'm a natural. I'm a natural nude. So I've been on camera naked a lot."

For more on Hoffmann, head over to NYT.

Sundance Film Festival 2013