The actress, 32, who has also starred in Doctor Who, claimed the incident took place a decade ago when she was exploring opportunities in LA.
She said: “I was asked to turn up to an audition in a bikini and just said no.
"You know, there’s been silly things like that.”
The British talent also told how it was “really hard” to tackle the issue of equal gender pay.
She said: “It’s really hard for me because obviously the last couple of projects I’ve been doing, I’ve been in a comfortable position where I’ve been able to be strong.
"But the thing is, nobody talks.
“Nobody really knows and I think that’s why so much time has gone on where things have been allowed to happen.”
Speaking to the Observer magazine she added: “I feel like it’s a whole can of worms that’s potentially better not to open.”
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