Ever since season two of The White Lotus premiered, fans have been questioning whether Theo James’ on-display junk was real or a prosthetic.
Now, the actor has finally revealed that the sizey genitalia he flashes to Aubrey Plaza’s character in episode one is, in fact, a prosthetic.
‘The truth of it was, you go into these things and you have a conversation with the director and the producers, and they go, “OK, for this, we’re going to use a prosthetic, we’re gonna use something.”
‘It’s a pee-pee prosthetic,” he said during his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
James told the host that he asked for the prosthetic to be regular sized.
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“I want it not to be distracting. He needs to be [a] regular Joe because the scene’s not about the pee-pee, it’s about power play in sex [and] whether he did it deliberately or whether it was an accident and what that means.”
“It’s about whether he did it deliberately or whether it was an accident and what that means.”
However, when he was presented with what the prosthetic artist considered regular-sized, he was shocked.
“I mean, it’s bigger than that. It’s like she stole it off a donkey in the field!” he laughed. “The thing is ginormous.”
In the scene, Plaza’s character Harper heads back to the hotel room with Jame’s character Cam, who is a friend of her husband’s, to grab some swimwear.
While Harper is applying sunscreen, Cam drops his pants right behind her, and it’s implied that he knew that Harper could see him naked in the mirror.
However, James told Fallon that when the scene was initially shot, there was even more nudity.
“The initial version we shot was way too much,’ he explained. ‘So, we did a more subtle version. They toned it [down].”
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