The 26-year-old actress – the eldest granddaughter of Elvis Presley – plays a sex worker in upcoming TV series ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ and her role requires her to strip off on screen, something she’s not bothered about.
Speaking to the new issue of Nylon magazine about her character, she said: “She’s selfish and controlling and she really likes sex. She’s not a character you often see written for a woman as a lead, and you’re kind of put off by it, because women are supposed to be super wholesome and moral or whatever. That’s why I liked it. I don’t have a weird button on nudity really.
“I guess I’m a bit hippie in that sense. You kind of know what you’re signing up for when you’re doing a show about a sex worker.”
The 26-year-old actress found love on the set of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ with stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen and the couple married in February 2015.
Riley – whose mother is Lisa Marie Presley – knew just a week into the relationship that Ben was the right guy for her.
She said: “Ben and I started hanging out, and then we started dating. Then I imported him … We were together eight months and then we got engaged. But I think I told him I wanted to marry him after a week. I was like, ‘Homie…’ I don’t know, I just had a moment. I don’t over-intellectualize it because it just kind of happened, and I went with my gut there. We both had the same reaction, like, ‘OK, cool.'”