Dylan Penn decided to go nude for the latest edition of Treats! magazine. The 22-year-old model is the daughter of actor Sean Penn and actress Robin Wright. Penn turned down a deal to pose for Playboy, but jumped at the chance to strip down for photographer Tony Duran. “I knew his photography from before I was asked to shoot and really admired him as an artist,” she said.
For the magazine, Penn posed in nothing. She only held a Fendi purse to cover her front. In another photo, the 22-year-old is standing with a necklace made out of chains draped over her breasts. She was also styled in a black mesh bodysuit and a wet t-shirt. Penn said she was “excited” and “honored” to work with Duran, and that the photo shoot was something she would never forget. She also mentioned she was always a fan of the photographer’s black and white nude collection, believing his work to be tastefully done. “I never would have guessed getting naked would be so challenging,” she said.
Penn was not the only person in awe during the photo shoot. Duran also had a few kinds words to say about the aspiring actress. “I watched, for glimmering moments, the tomboy leave Dylan’s body,” he said. “I was there to capture those moments and document the beginnings of what I am sure will be a powerful woman and beauty icon.”
Along with her modeling career, the 22-year-old is ready to follow in her parents’ footsteps. She will make her acting debut in the horror film, Condemned. The movie will premiere in 2015, however, she will not give up on her first love. “I’m trying out this whole acting thing,” she said. “My truest passion is writing so I continue to do that on my own while seeing what all the buzz is about being in front of the camera.”
Penn has always tried to avoid the Hollywood spotlight, especially the acting scene. Initially, she was reluctant to participate in the upcoming movie project. “I swore I would never do a horror movie, but when I read the script and met [Gesner] I couldn’t resist,” she said. “It just seemed like it would be so much fun to make and I really wanted my first experience to be just that.”
The Treats! photo shoot was the first time Penn posed nude. She was recently used as a model for a Gap campaign. She also modeled for Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply Line, GQ and Elle. The Playboy shoot she turned down was a reportedly $150,000 deal. “It would have been more of a shoot like they did with Kate Moss,” an insider said. Moss was featured in an 18-page spread, and was put on the cover of Playboy’s 60th anniversary edition.
Penn going nude might be just the thing she needs if she wants to win back the heart of Twilight star Robert Pattinson. Last year, reports surfaced claiming the two became a couple. Penn reportedly hooked up with the actor sometime last month.
Opinion By April Littleton