Taron Egerton Defends 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Controversial Sex Scene

The Eggsy depicter addresses the film's controversial Glastonbury scene, saying it was no accident and, in fact, was always intended to shock.

AceShowbiz - Taron Egerton has addressed the controversial Glastonbury scene in his new film "Kingsman: The Golden Circle". Speaking to Screen Rant about the controversial sex scene, the Eggsy depicter clarified that the sequence at the music festival was no accident. In fact, it was director Matthew Vaughn's idea and was always intended to shock.

"It's what Matthew [Vaughn] does, it's his signature thing," Egerton told the news outlet at the film junket in London. "He likes to do something that shocks. In 'Kick-Ass' it was Chloe Grace Moretz [Chloe Moretz] saying the C-word, in 'Kingsman' it was the bum shot of the Swedish princess, and in this one it's the thing."

"And, you know, it's not to everyone's tastes, but it certainly gets people talking," the 27-year-old actor continued. "All it is is explicitly showing what Bond alludes to and says in a double entendre kind of way."

Egerton then explained how the scene was shot and revealed that he was actually uncomfortable with it. "It was a day that I was anxious about," he shared. "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," he said, adding, "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 [Poppy Delevingne]'s husband's hand. He saved the world."

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" starts hitting U.S. theaters on Friday, September 22. Rated R, the film was directed by Vaughn from a script he co-wrote with Jane Goldman. It also stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Sophie Cookson, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Edward Holcroft, Elton John and Vinnie Jones.

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