It was a huge…deal.
Theo James – who made waves in the Season 2 premiere of HBO’s “White Lotus.” – revealed on Friday that the prosthetic penis he wore for a nude scene on the show was “ginormous”.
James appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where he described the phallic fiasco.
“The truth was, you walk into those scenes and you talk to the director and the producers and they’re like, ‘Okay, we’re going to use a prosthetic for that,'” James said. “And you’re like, ‘Okay, that sounds good.'”
The scene in question shows James putting on a bathing suit while Harper (played by Aubry Plaza) looks on in the bathroom, sparking intense tension between viewers over whether the penis is real or not.
“I said, ‘Honestly, I just don’t want it to be distracting,'” the Divergent actor told Fallon.
“‘He has to be Regular Joe because the scenes…you know, it’s not about pee – it’s about power play and sex. It’s about whether he did it on purpose or whether it was an accident and what that means and all that stuff.’ And she says, ‘I got you. I have you. Normal Joe.’”
According to a 37-year-old, getting on set to film the scene took a tremendous amount of time.
“We go on set and she’s got like a hammer or something,” James said. “I mean, it’s bigger than that. It’s like she stole it from a donkey in the field. The thing is gigantic. And me and the director, Mike White, are sitting there and we’re like, ‘That’s… average, isn’t it?'”
James went on to say that both he and White immediately ran off to call their spouse to apologize profusely.
“It was nine inches flat and about four inches wide. We were like, ‘What the hell is this?’” James continued.
The Post reached out to James for comment.
In November, James revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the scene had been toned down for the original version.
“The original derivation of that is kind of frontal, if you get my meaning. We shot that and it felt too much, too aggressive,” James said. “What we’ve achieved is a little more obscure, and that’s what Mike does so well. You’re never 100% sure of the characters’ intentions.”
https://nypost.com/2022/12/04/theo-james-says-his-prosthetic-white-lotus-penis-was-ginormous/ Theo James says his White Lotus prosthetic penis was “ginormous”.