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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’: The One Thing Taron Egerton Refused to Do

Kingsman: The Golden Circle hit theaters on Sept. 22, and it’s definitely got people talking. From impressively choreographed fight scenes to Kingsman suits that are (somehow) even more dapper, the second installment of the franchise really kicked it up a notch.

However, one scene, in particular, has sparked some controversy, and it’s left viewers feeling a bit uneasy. The franchise is no stranger to shocking the audience, but even the lead actor didn’t feel comfortable with filming it. Taron Egerton, who stars as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin, shared his feelings on the scene. He also revealed the one thing he refused to do on camera. It goes without saying, but spoilers ahead for Kingsman: The Golden Circle!

Egerton’s feelings about the scene

Taron Egerton attends the 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' press conference at Yongsan CGV on September 21, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.

Taron Egerton attends the 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' press conference at Yongsan CGV on September 21, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Taron Egerton | Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images

Egerton put his foot down when it came to shooting a particularly uncomfortable moment during a sex scene with Poppy Delevigne’s character, Clara. While the characters involved do consent in the scene, Eggsy has a non-consensual ulterior motive. Egerton told ScreenRant that he didn’t know the full scope of the scene prior to shooting. When it was described to him, he said, “I’m not comfortable doing this.”

Thankfully, Delevigne’s husband was willing to help shoot the scene. So when a tracking device is placed into a certain part of Clara’s body, it’s not Egerton’s hand. Rather, it’s Delevigne’s husband’s. As Egerton noted, “He saved the world.”

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