Calam Lynch plays a crucial role in a romantic Netflix series, “Bridgerton.” He is a prospective love interest for Eloise Bridgerton, who seeks knowledge from him on Lady Whistledown’s true identity. According to recent reports, Lynch was yearning for some shirtless scenes in the series.
In “Bridgerton,” Calam Lynch was “so up for” being shirtless. Unfortunately for the actor, his character, printer’s assistant Theo Sharpe, kept his shirt on for the whole second season, much to his dismay.
Lynch tells Page Six in an exclusive recent interview with a laugh. Apparently, he begged for those scenes that so many find appealing in the finished product.
“I work out anyway, so I was like, ‘Finally, there’s a reason. I can show the world!’ I was pestering [executive producers] Tom [Verica] and Chris [Van Dusen] and everyone on set being like, ‘What do you think? Maybe Theo’s topless in this scene? Maybe he’s doing the printing but he’s topless.’”
Although Lynch admittedly imagined “any excuse for Theo to be topless in the show,” he regrettably notes, “That certainly didn’t happen.”
The British-born actor is the third generation of his family to go into the show industry. His grandfather, Cyril Cusack, was one of Ireland’s best actors, his parents, Finbar Lynch and Niamh Cusack are also actors, and his uncle, Jeremy Irons, is an Oscar winner. Lynch admits that when wooing girls, he used to try to leverage Irons’ performance as the villainous Scar in “The Lion King.”
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