Nicholas Galitzine in "Mary & George" Source: Starz/Trailer

Nicholas Galitzine Explains Filming Sex Scenes in 'Mary & George' Aren't What You Think

Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 1 MIN.

In Starz's new historical drama "Mary & George," George Villiers, played by Nicholas Galitzine, sleeps his way to the top as the eventual Duke of Buckingham. And as an actor, that meant lots and lots of sex scenes for Galitzine.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Galitzine shared at one point that he had to film four sex scenes in a day, but the scenes were far from being emotionally or physically grueling.

"It always was about George," Galitzine told EW. For his character, the scenes tapped into a sense of power, "And telling George's story and finding out who he is in those moments and how he rose to such power via his dominating nature," he said.

About filming sex scenes back to back, "I was going from room to room meeting strangers and saying, 'Hi, I am Nick, nice to meet you. Okay, this is the position we're going to be in,'" said Galitzine.

Discussing sexual positions and the scene's choreography was an important way for him to get into character, said Galitzine.

"You vicariously live through this man's sense of power," he said. "It's an incredibly empowering feeling. We had such a wonderful intimacy coordinator, and for the day players who came in for these singular scenes, I hope I made them feel comfortable. But I'm so proud of all that work that we did together."

And we can't wait to see his ... work.

Look for "Mary & George" on Starz on Friday, April 5.

by Emell Adolphus

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