Aside from its cast and controversial story arcs, part of what made Nip/Tuck
a popular series all these years is its steamy and provocative scenes. Arguably the most raunchy cast member of the show, Julian McMahon
strives to make the show edgier by volunteering to film his scenes naked.
, McMahon plays Dr. Christian Troy, a self-absorbed womanizer who, throughout the series, has had affairs with most of the female characters and has been part of many situations involving sex.
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"I don't think this show is kinky enough, so I'm kind of trying to push for that kind of stuff consistently. For example, I did this thing yesterday that was scripted to do in my bathing suit - push-ups in the bathroom - and then I answer a phone call. I decided to do them on the deck naked,” McMahon revealed.
"I just want to push things further. I feel like when we started on the show, we were pretty explicit and out there, and it maintained that to a certain extent, but now I feel like we have to reinvigorate that a little bit," he added.
In line with this, show creator and executive producer, Ryan Murphy promises that Nip/Tuck
season 5 will continue to deal with hot issues and explore things that aren’t usually tapped on by other television programs.
“I think that all the characters have always had a fighting spirit inside of them,” McMahon said. “There’s some fantastic places that we go to eventually, and there’s some things that Christian does that go way beyond anything he’s done on the show so far.”
Despite relocating the show’s locale from Miami to Los Angeles, writers have found a way to re-integrate some of its cast members into the storylines, including Kelly Carlson
, who plays Kimber the pornographic actress on the series.
Carlson, whose character has been romantically and sexually involve with Christian Troy on many occasions, says filming graphic sex scenes with McMahon is fun and exciting.
“Julian and I are the type of people who would probably walk through a stadium naked and not be embarrassed. We’re very naturally comfortable with ourselves, to begin with, so working together is very easy. But it’s important to keep the mood on the set very light because it’s not the actors, I think, that get uncomfortable, but it’s also the people around you. They have to do their jobs, too, and it is uncomfortable for them, too. The sound guy is right there. They’re trying not to look. And believe me, they’re embarrassed for you,” she said.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: World Entertainment News Network
(Image courtesy of FX)