Sci-fi fans have been waiting with bated breath for “Altered Carbon”. The intriguing new Netflix series that debuts Friday is set in a dystopian future in which technology has created a form of immortality by allowing human consciousness to be transferred from one body to another .
For star Joel Kinnaman, the high-profile series did not come without sacrifices.
“I spent the first two days buck naked in front of 250 people I just met,” Kinnaman explained to E! News. “So, I’ve never done that before.”
In the scene in question, Kinnaman’s character is “re-sleeved” as his consciousness gets transferred into a new body, which required him to be not just naked, but also covered in a thick, gelatinous goo.
“I don’t know what it was, but it was strange because when they put that goo on, the skin stopped breathing,” said Kinnaman. “So it was hot like a sauna in that room and I was buck naked, but I had that goo all over so I was freezing because the skin didn’t get any oxygen. It was really weird…”
“That’s why they didn’t show everything,” joked his co-star James Purefoy. “He was hung like a raisin in that scene.”
“Altered Carbon” debuts Friday, February 2.