The 27-year-old actress plays exotic dancer Rose Johnny in the Powder Blue, which also stars Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Lisa Kudrow and Patrick Swayze as a seedy club boss.
Images showing the actress half-naked and pouring hot wax on her body have been circulating on the internet for months.
And Biel is convinced moviegoers have since lost interest in the film because critics have already dissected her most talked-about scene.
She tells the New York Daily News, "You always take that risk, that (your film) might not go anywhere. It's rare, but it does happen. It's terrible...
"I'm bothered when scenes leak. It's disappointing how people take your work, put it on the chopping block, rip it apart and judge it. I'm like, 'Maybe you should just see the movie.'"
Powder Blue will be released on DVD next month.