Shirtless scything scene was not a publicity shot, reveals Poldark star

Shirtless scything scene was not a publicity shot, reveals Poldark star

His shirtless scenes in BBC One’s Poldark turned him right into a nationwide heart-throb and have become a few of the most memorable moments in TV historical past.

However Aidan Turner says the picture of his bare-chested, scythe-wielding physique was not purported to be a publicity shot.

The 39-year-old stated he can’t take a look at the picture with out considering of the hair and make-up designer Jacquie Fowler, who was within the authentic behind-the-scenes photograph.

Fowler was captured overlaying up a tattoo that Turner bought on a vacation in Tenerife some years in the past however was later Photoshopped out of the picture.

“The very first thing I consider after I see the {photograph} is that they airbrushed out the make-up artist who was overlaying a tattoo,” Turner instructed Radio Instances. “I all the time consider Jacquie Fowler and the way she didn’t make that {photograph}. She was proper there, portray out a tattoo.”

Pictures of the actor enjoying the smouldering Ross Poldark prompted a debate in regards to the deal with his topless physique however Turner stated he didn’t really feel objectified.

“Was it safer to make a giant deal of this {photograph} as a result of it was a younger man? Wouldn’t it have been dealt with the identical method within the press if it was a younger girl? I don’t know. Probably not. However I didn’t really feel objectified,” he stated.

Turner stated it made sense for him to be in form for the present, which ran for 5 collection between 2015 and 2019.

“I figured in my preparation that, given Ross Poldark was a really lively man, and the type of food plan he’d be on, it simply felt proper to get myself into that. He’s a farmer, he’s working, he’s driving a horse on a regular basis, he’s a soldier,” he instructed the journal.

The hit interval drama helped BBC One to its highest share of an viewers in a decade.

Turner will star within the ITV thriller The Suspect, through which he performs a scientific psychologist, Joe O’Loughlin, who has simply been identified with Parkinson’s illness.

The collection, which begins subsequent Monday, is customized from Michael Robotham’s novel and comes from the producers of Line of Responsibility.

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