Penn Badgley asked for Zero S*x scenes in ‘You’ season 4. Speaking on “Podcrushed,” the Joe Goldberg actor talked about having no sensual moments in You, season 4.
“You” has captivated audiences with its combination of suspense and sexuality. The lead role, Joe Goldberg, is portrayed by Penn Badgley, who previously charmed audiences in “Gossip Girl.”
Throughout the series, Badgley’s character is involved in numerous steamy scenes, much to the delight of viewers. However, these scenes may have taken a toll on Badgley himself. According to Buzzfeed, the actor requested fewer s*x scenes in the latest season of “You.”
In a recent episode of his podcast, “Podcrushed,” Badgley discussed his choice to have no sensual moments in You, season 4. “I asked Sera Gamble, the creator, ‘Can I just do no more intimacy scenes?'”
In addition to his personal preferences, Badgley’s marriage to Domino Kirke, sister of “Girls” actress Jemima Kirke, also influenced his decision. The couple, who got married in 2017, have a 2-year-old son named James.
“Fidelity in every relationship, including my marriage, is important to me, It’s got to the point where I don’t want to do that.”
Prior to filming the fourth season of “You,” Badgley expressed to the show’s producer his wish to significantly reduce the number of s*x scenes. He stated his ” desire to go from 100 to zero” would be zero.
The You actor also acknowledged the awkwardness of filming intimate moments in front of a large group of crew members but recognized it as a part of the job in the entertainment industry.
“I signed this contract. I signed up for this show. I know what I did. You can’t take this aspect out of the DNA of the concept, So how much less can you make it?’ was my question to them.”
It’s strange; you don’t think it’s going to be that big of a deal. You read it, it’s actually kind of funny, or it’s creepy, but it serves the story; it is what it is. “And then you discover, in front of a crew of people with a camera on your face, knowing that, in all likelihood, millions of people are going to see this, you’re simulating m*sturb*tion.”
“I have to say sometimes those scenes are harder than [s*x scenes] with a person because it’s just like: ‘All right, this is what I’m doing. “Every time I’ve done a m*sturb*tion scene, which is so far every season at least once, I’ve always gotten the note to make it less creepy.”