The White Queen’s Max Irons has revealed that the BBC have censored a number of the series’s sex scenes.
The actor explained that the UK and US edits of the new ten-part period drama are different.
He told Metro: “You get a lot more arse in the Starz version.
“There’s the BBC cut and the Starz cut,” the 27-year-old continued. “The cameras kept rolling after the BBC stopped the scene.”
Irons – who plays Edward IV in the adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s novel – also revealed that the cast had to film some scenes twice for the US and UK versions.
“The other funny thing with Starz was that you had to do extra lines. For the BBC, I’d say to my brother, ‘Come here, George’. But for Starz it would be, ‘Come here George, Duke of Clarence’, so they’d know what I was on about,” he said.
Irons admitted that he is “comfortable” with filming sex scenes as it is “part of the job”.
“I just have to go to the gym to make sure I keep the weight on, otherwise I go skinny,” he added.
The White Queen begins on Sunday (June 16) at 9pm on BBC One and premieres on Starz in the US on August 10 at 9pm ET.