Russell Tovey, the hunky star of HBO’s Looking, told Heat magazine he finds it easier shooting same-sex love scenes with another gay man, where there is less responsibility to “look after them.”
“It’s easier doing those scenes with another gay man than it is a straight man,” he said. ”When I’m doing a sex scene with an actor who is straight, I feel a huge sense of responsibility not to feel like I’m taking advantage or anything. Like, I’ll only touch their balls if it says so in the script.”
Tovey went on to describe his manscaping routine when he knows he’ll be filming sex scenes.
“I keep the bush low, trim the chest hair and I like to get the nipples more erect, so I’ll tweak them a bit too,” he revealed. “Erect nipples add so much to a scene I think. I do worry about how I’m going to look in screen-grabs and GIFS. You know it’s going to happen.”
Good to know. Thanks, Russell. This interview almost makes up for your horrible femmephobic comments last month.