Netflix’s original series have been huge hits with viewers, including Bridgerton, Stranger Things, and You. With that being said, the fourth season of “You” premiered on February 9 and has received a tonne of positive feedback from viewers. But the new season has significantly fewer sexual scenes and it is because of a request made by the lead actor Penn Badgley.

The actor recently appeared on an episode of his Podcrushed podcast where he described how his conversation with the show’s creator, Sera Gamble, went when he requested fewer sex scenes in the latest season. “I asked Sera Gamble, can I just do no more intimacy scenes,” Penn said on the podcast.

“This is actually a decision I made before I took the show. I don’t think I have ever mentioned it publicly. One of the main things was, do I want to put myself back on a career path where I’m always playing the romantic lead?”

Penn stated that he wanted to give priority to his marriage to Domino Kirke over the Netflix role and also added that loyalty is much more important to him. “Like, fidelity, in every relationship, and especially my marriage, is important to me. And it just got to that point where I don’t want to do that,” the actor explained.


“I said to Sera, ‘My desire would be zero, to go from 100 to zero.’ But I signed this contract. I signed up for this show. I know what I did. You can’t take this aspect out of the DNA of the concept. So how much less can you make it, was my question to them.”

Sera fortunately “didn’t even bat an eye” when Penn asked for lesser sex scenes. “She was really glad that I was that honest. She was sort of… I want to say almost like empowered. Yeah, she had a really positive response. And they came back with a phenomenal reduction,” Penn said.

Joe(Penn) is living in London in the new season of You and has a new identity. Jonathan Moore, a professor at a university, is his current name. Tati Gabrielle, who was a season 3 standout, is back as Marienne Bellamy, the subject of Joe’s obsession. Charlotte Ritchie, Tilly Keeper, Ed Speleers, and Lukas Gage are among the new cast members. Keep an eye on Thirsty For News to get the latest updates.

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