Aidan Turner said he never felt “objectified” when he looked back at a photo of him topless at Poldark in 2015.
The Irish actor was shown working topless as he starred as a high-profile character in the BBC drama, creating a frenzy among fans of the show.
speak to radio timesTurner (39) says:
“Would a young woman have been treated the same way in the press? I don’t know. Probably not. But I didn’t feel objectified.”
Based on the series of books of the same name by Winston Graham, the show follows Captain Ross Poldark as he returns to his home in Nampara, Cornwall after fighting in the American Revolutionary War.
Recalling the photo day that caused excitement among fans and those less familiar with the series, Turner said: The first thing that comes to mind when you look at the photo is that the make-up that hid the tattoo was airbrushed out by his artist.
“I’m always thinking about Jackie Fowler and why she didn’t take that picture. She was right there doing the tattoo.”
Turner explained that the tattoo in question was a small design she did while on vacation with a friend in Tenerife and then removed it.
He also shared why he found himself in particularly good shape for the role of Poldark, which he played from 2015 to 2019.The diet he would do, into which he felt just right to put himself [condition].
“He’s a farmer, he works, he always rides horses, he’s a soldier, so it makes sense to get in shape.
“And the shot, it was a behind-the-scenes photo. It wasn’t a promotional photo.”
Turner to star as clinical psychologist in new ITV drama Suspectalso confirmed that there are no appointments poldark return.
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His new drama series is based on the novels by Australian crime writer Michael Robotham and is produced by World Productions. Vigil When Duties.
Turner plays Dr. Joe O’Loughlin who seems to be living the perfect life, but after the death of a young woman and diagnosis of premature Parkinson’s disease, the truth begins to emerge.
Commenting on the project, Turner added: [I’ve had] In recent years, it has been fantastic or epochal, or not modern.
“This one felt different and was pretty refreshing.”