FX is turning up the heat on Nip/Tuck, with Joely Richardson and openly gay actress Portia de Rossi pairing up for the fifth season of the popular plastic surgery drama.
According to various reports by entertainment magazines such as TV Guide, the actresses’ love scenes are said to be so explicit that even crew members used to Nip/Tuck‘s recurrent sexual storylines have been shocked.
“Portia’s character is going to be involved in a torrid relationship with Joely’s character over about 10 episodes,” an on-set source is quoted as saying. “It’s going to be shocking stuff. So far, the pair’s sex scenes have been wild. Even the crew have been shocked by what they have seen.”
On Nip/Tuck, Joely Richardson plays Julia, who will reportedly fall for de Rossi’s character, whose daughter becomes the patient of Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon).
Joely Richardson, who left the show briefly last year to take care of her sick daughter Daisy, has no plans of watching the same sex scenes.
“I make a point of never watching myself. Even if it’s just a standard scene, I can’t watch. And nude scenes I never want to see,” the 42-year-old British actress said.
Nip/Tuck has been known for its sexually-driven storylines, which in turn have gotten them into some trouble with some watchdog groups, particularly the Parents Television Council. During the TCA press tour, creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy expressed his thoughts about the group, saying “I really don’t get involved in that. I don’t think that you can. I think anytime you try to tackle subjects that are adult and somewhat brazen, there are going to be people who are going to say, ‘This should not be on the air, our children should not be watching this.’”
The fifth season of Nip/Tuck is slated to premiere in October, and according to TV Guide‘s Michael Aussielo, two more actors, John Schneider (Smallville) and Bradley Cooper (Alias, Kitchen Confidential) have been tapped to guest-star in the upcoming season.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide, Post Chronicle
(Image Courtesy of FX)