Outlander season 6: Lord John Grey star opens up on ‘very uncomfortable’ moment

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Following his exit from the Starz series, Lord John Grey star David Berry has opened up on the scenes he felt “very uncomfortable” with. Fans know Outlander is synonymous with passionate sex scenes but despite many of the cast partaking in the intimate scenes, they weren’t something David was looking forward to. In fact, it was a moment David dreaded.

Speaking on his podcast Outcasts, David explained he felt “very uncomfortable” as he shot his first intimate scene in season four.

“It was in season four and I remember in an early draft there was naked bodies and lots of like things that made me kind of feel very uncomfortable,” he explained.

“But, also thinking man I better get to the gym.

“I had that same body shame that you have as an actor, some of it is vanity but also some of it is like taking your clothes off on national television, it is very human to have that sense of not enough to shame but embarrassment or privacy.”

Despite his concern, David did strip off for the scene and he tried his best to make it as comfortable as possible for his co-star.

“I haven’t really had to do much of them so I don’t want to speak on their behalf, I’ve only had to do one, and I guess that was a little bit awkward,” he told news.com.au earlier this year.

“The gentleman’s name was Andrew … We’d only just met and we had to negotiate who was doing what, and where, and how much noise there would be in terms of grunting.

“You don’t want to oversell it or underplay it, you just have to commit to it at that moment on set.”

To try and make things less “awkward,” David admitted to “speed-dating” his co-star Andrew.

“What I attempted to do, we asked a few questions to each other in a speed dating thing, and then we had to get into it.

“For Sam and Cat, they’re very experienced. They’ve been doing it for five years.

“If it’s someone there for the day, it’s going to be (a bit awkward) but I’ve done them before in other things, but in this age of growing awareness with #MeToo, relating to intimate scenes, people are trying to be more discretionary and sensitive to actors when they come to set.”

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To try and make things less “awkward,” David admitted to “speed-dating” his co-star Andrew.

“What I attempted to do, we asked a few questions to each other in a speed dating thing, and then we had to get into it.

“For Sam and Cat, they’re very experienced. They’ve been doing it for five years.

“If it’s someone there for the day, it’s going to be (a bit awkward) but I’ve done them before in other things, but in this age of growing awareness with #MeToo, relating to intimate scenes, people are trying to be more discretionary and sensitive to actors when they come to set.”

“One of the first things people mention when they mention Outlander is sex scenes. They are kind of synonymous.

“And it did get written in at one point, I think it was in season four.”

As fans wait a while for season six to hit television screes, the question on everyone’s lips will no doubt be; will Lord John return?

Fans of the Outlander novels may already have an inkling but viewers of the Outlander series will just have to wait to find out Lord John’s fate.

Outlander seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now.

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