scorecardTheo James said he wanted his fake penis in 'The White Lotus' to be 'regular Joe' sized, but it ended up being 'ginormous'
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Theo James said he wanted his fake penis in 'The White Lotus' to be 'regular Joe' sized, but it ended up being 'ginormous'

Maria Noyen   

Theo James said he wanted his fake penis in 'The White Lotus' to be 'regular Joe' sized, but it ended up being 'ginormous'
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  • "The White Lotus" season 2 contains a much-talked-about nude scene in the first episode.
  • It stars Theo James wearing a fake penis that he told viewers of "The Tonight Show" was ginormous.

Season two of "The White Lotus" may be nearing its finale, but that doesn't mean viewers have forgotten a certain scene starring Theo James in the nude in the first episode.

During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," James was asked to provide the details on the episode that saw Harper (Aubrey Plaza) catch the naked reflection of his character Cameron in a mirror. It remains unclear whether he intentionally positioned himself so she could see him naked.

Nevertheless, James said a fair amount of preparation went into crafting the scene and creating the prosthetic penis he used in it. "You go into these scenes and you have a conversation with the director and the producers," he said.

James added that he spoke to the show's makeup designer about what he wanted the prosthetic to look like. "I said 'Honestly, I just want it not to be distracting, he needs to be regular Joe. The scene is not about the peepee, it's about power play in sex."

Despite giving his input, James said that when he returned to set the makeup designer approached him with a fake penis that was the size of a "hammer" at nine inches flat and four inches wide.

"It's like she stole it off a donkey," he joked. "The thing is ginormous."

When the second season of the hit HBO drama premiered last month, James also said that the series creator had a much more explicit scene in mind when they first started shooting that got scrapped, Insider's Eve Crosbie reported.

He told Entertainment Tonight that the initial version they shot was "way too much."

"We did a more subtle version. They toned it [down]," he explained but did not explain further. James also teased there was "a purpose" to what went down between Cameron and Harper in that first episode that will be revealed by the end of the season.

Two episodes are yet to air, with the season finale landing on HBO Max December 11.




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