“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” star Taron Egerton should be celebrating the release of the sequel film, which hits theatres Friday, but the 27-year-old has instead found himself defending a graphic scene from the film.
SPOILER: It follows Egerton’s character Eggsy to Glastonbury, tasked with planting a tracking device on Clara, played by Poppy Delevingne, in an “intimate location” on her body. Before Eggsy can go through with his mission, he calls his girlfriend to see if a sexual act on a mission is okay. He almost backs out, but ultimately completes the mission planting the tracker in a highly graphic showdown (and inside) Clara’s body.
Some audiences are already taking issue with the scene, due to the audacious presentation and questionable sexual morals.
Screenrant asked Egerton about the scene and the actor replied that it was always meant to be that way.
“It’s what [director] Matthew Vaughn does, it’s his signature thing,” Taron explained. “He likes to do something that shocks. In “Kick-Ass” it was Chloe Grace Moretz saying the C-word, in [‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’] it was the bum shot of the Swedish princess, and in this one it’s the thing.”
He added, “You know, it’s not to everyone’s tastes, but it certainly gets people talking. All it is, is explicitly showing what Bond alludes to and says in a double entendre kind of way.”
The follow-up flick has bolstered mixed reviews than the original, which some critics are saying is a direct response to the scene in question.
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