The 27-year-old, who portrays Nell Fairfax in Emmerdale, may play Jai Sharma's (played by Chris Bisson) love interest in the soap but she has made a career playing prostitutes in the past.
She has even revealed that some of her scenes were so raunchy that she wouldn't let her family watch them.
Scarlett explained: "When you have a working-class accent you do go for a lot of prostitute roles – and I have played a lot of prostitutes.
"The last film I did was White Island where I had a sex scene where my character was in not a lot of underwear and handcuffed to the bed.
Scarlett Archer starred in White Island which had lots of sex scenes
The actress currently stars as troubled Nell in Emmerdale
My nan was asking me afterwards if she could see it and I had to pretend I couldn't find the tape
"My nan was asking me afterwards if she could see it. I had to pretend I couldn't find the tape.
"I did have to watch it with my aunt and uncle in the cinema though, which was very strange.
"Those scenes are never nice, especially as there are always people on set watching.
"But I do love gritty roles and I'd rather play a prostitute than the pretty girlfriend," Scarlett told The Sun on Sunday.
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She added that she would feel prepared for any sex scenes on Emmerdale after her extensive back-catalogue of racy roles.
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In Emmerdale, Nell and Jai's relationship has not been a smooth ride after they met at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.
Since then, her character has self-harmed, been caught stealing and drugged a child with anti-depressants.
This week, their relationship is due to hit breaking point as she overhears Jai discussing her with Moira Barton (Natalie J Robb).
Will the pair manage to patch things up or is this the final straw for Nell?