Here’s Important News – Max Irons Is Doing Proper Nude Sex Scenes in ‘The White Queen’

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4289393-low-the-white-queen Things you never think you may find interesting – whether or not Max Irons works out before sex scenes.

The man is gorgeous, and a shit load of fun. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting him while working on ‘The Host’.

He’s starring in the upcoming ‘White Queen’ miniseries. And well he talked to Whats on TV about the series. He’s such a great interview.

Did you enjoy filming the battle scenes?
“The story is scene through the eyes of three women, so there are lots of battles which you don’t see on camera, but I did get to do some sword-fighting, which was a lot of fun. They’re the days when you forget that you’re being paid to be there.”

Did you pick up any injuries in battle?
“The armour gave me back problems and I actually dislocated my shoulder during a battle! The armour wasn’t actually metal, it was rubber but it was still heavy. I went to swing my sword to the side during one scene and my pushed my arm to a funny angle and it popped out! It went back in on its own, but my shoulder was agony. I didn’t even get the rest of the day off!”

Did you read Phillipa’s novels before you started filming?

“I was keen to read them, but I was advised not to. We decided it would be better if we went from the script and not from the book, because there’s a huge amount in there which doesn’t make it to the screen. Emma Frost (the screenwriter) has adapted three books, The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker’s Daughter into one series and the three stories overlap in the show, rather than coming one after another.”

You were one of the first actors cast in this series, but Rebecca Ferguson (Elizabeth Woodville) was one of the last. That must have been a bit strange..
“Yes it was. I did so many screen tests with so many girls – I’m not complaining because they were all beautiful! But it’s actually pretty nerve-racking because you know that you’re responsible for the person you’re with – if you’re on terrible form that day then you won’t be helping them at all!”

There are a few sex scenes in the series, can we expect it to be anything like The Tudors?
“There are a few sex scenes, but not as many as The Tudors. They were the first proper nude sex scenes I’d ever done. They give you a little thong to wear and tell you to get on with it! They said it was a closed set, but there were a lot of people there who didn’t need to be there. I did a lot of working out in the gym before the sex scenes and then stopped going afterwards!”

Did you ask your dad for some tips beforehand?
“No way! I didn’t really want to talk to him about that!”

Is it true that your dad tried to stop you from becoming an actor?
“My dad didn’t dissuade me from going into acting, but he did say that he had been very lucky and that I might not necessarily be as lucky as he’d been. He explained that it’s not all about how good you are and that you need to accept that if you embark on a life of acting there are going to be high times and low times, there’s jealousy, insecurity, you spend a long time away from home and it’s difficult to form relationships. But as long as I was at peace with those truths then I should go for it!”

What would you be doing if you hadn’t become an actor?
“If I wasn’t an actor, I’d have liked to be a teacher – or a fighter pilot!”

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