This 'Kingsman' Actor Refused To Film An Awkward Sex Scene With Poppy Delevingne

Her husband was bought in instead

Even if you haven't yet caught the latest Kingsman instalment, The Golden Circle, you might have heard rumour of an especially awkward sex scene involving Cara's sister, Poppy Delevingne.

In the scene, leading spy Eggsy (played by Taron Egerton) has an intimate encounter with Clara who he is trying to track. Although the sex is consensual, during the act he places a tracking device inside her vagina without her knowledge.

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Somewhat unsurprisingly Egerton was a little weirded out at having to simulate this situation, it turns out so much so he refused to film the scene.

Speaking to ScreenRant he said, "It was a day that I was anxious about. The shot in the first film I was so anxious before we did it and Matthew didn't tell me that I wouldn't actually be in the shot. The way it was described in the script it was like 'I'm going to do what?' But it wasn't me, it was a POV"

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He added, "In this one, I'm in the shot and I said to Matthew 'I'm not comfortable doing this'. So it's not my hand – it's Poppy's husband's hand. He saved the world."

Director Matthew Vaughan defended the scene saying, "I think it's really important to do scenes that do make people feel uncomfortable."

As for Egerton, it's nice to know chivalry isn't dead, eh?