🚨 Warning: You Season 4 Episode 2 spoilers. 🚨
It’s not the first time Lukas has been open to a sex scene — he previously went viral for an ass-eating moment in the White Lotus (which, for what it’s worth, was the suggestion of Lukas and his co-star Murray Bartlett).
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about You, Lukas began, “I did not know that I was going to get peed on in You when I took the part.”
“I’m not, like, asking my agents to send me only roles where I’m half naked,” he joked. “I’ll say it was my idea to wear the googles.”
“With that scene, and in The White Lotus, I wasn’t doing it to be sexy, but for comedic value. I didn’t think it was going to be hot for people. But I did want to go as far as possible. It can’t be a half rim job, or a half golden shower — although we did use a water machine with yellow food coloring.”
When asked if he has any “shyness,” Lukas continued, “I guess I’m a little more European in my thoughts on nudity right now. I’m not begging to take my clothes off, but I’m comfortable with it. I want to keep a sense of truthfulness, too: If there’s a scene where I’m having sex with my boss, it’s gonna be pretty fucking weird if I have clothes on. Those scenes are so mechanical in their filming, anyways. There’s nothing sexy about a director telling you you’re thrusting weird.”
For what it’s worth, You does use an intimacy coordinator on set. “It’s crucial to have an intimacy coordinator on a show like ours, probably on almost every show,” showrunner Sera Gamble told BuzzFeed in a recent interview. “The thing that’s great about the intimacy coordinator is that they go and have a conversation with the actor versus me, their boss, calling them and saying, ‘Are you okay to take your shirt off?’ The idea is actually to take that pressure off of the performer so that they’re talking to somebody who is going to act as their advocate.”
The first part of You Season 4 is out now.