Barry Keoghan has revealed that filming his graphic Saltburn grave scene left him feeling “nauseous” on set.
The actor became the latest star to take on Sean Evans in his online series Hot Ones, even ripping off his shirt while devouring a series of hot wings.
Several scenes from Emerald Fennell’s explosive thriller Saltburn set the internet on fire, including bath time and “vampire sex.”
However, one scene got tongues wagging the most: when Barry’s character, Oliver Quick, stimulates sex with the grave of his murdered best friend, Felix Catton, played by Jacob Elordi.
Speaking about the scene in question, Barry said that he “likes to be pushed” by his acting roles and admitted that he had a physical reaction to being “so present” during the scene.
Barry Keoghan has revealed that filming his graphic Saltburn grave scene left him feeling “nausea” on set.
In the scene in question, his character Oliver Quick stimulated sex with the grave of his murdered best friend, Felix Catton.
He said: ‘I mean, I’ve got a grave in Saltburn, right? I should get it checked out.
‘Saltburn really pushed him. Each role pushes him and I like to be pushed. I don’t want something to be comfortable.
“I want to go there in a really artistic way and there are moments on sets and movies where you lose sight of the camera and you have that… nauseating feeling, you’re so present. It’s something we (the actors) chase… ‘
Barry also reflected on the “intimidating” moment filming the famous spaghetti scene alongside Nicole Kidman for The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.
He said: ‘You’re also sitting in front of Nicole Kidman, you know, in your underwear; She’s a little intimidating and you’re eating cold pasta.
‘I thought what will I do to scare her… so I put the spaghetti in my mouth, took it out and I remember doing it and she looked at me like damn. And it worked.’
Following the release of Saltburn last year, both star Barry and director Emerald Fennell revealed that the serious graphic sex scene was not originally planned.
Director Emerald, 38, revealed they added the disturbing moment later, meaning she was forced to clear the set while Barry “unzipped” and “let his body lead the way.”
Barry became the latest star to take on Sean Evans in his online series Hot Ones, even ripping off his shirt while devouring a series of hot wings.
Following the release of Saltburn last year, both star Barry and director Emerald Fennell have revealed that the serious graphic sex scene was not originally planned.
Barry revealed: “On paper, it wasn’t written to do that. But I wanted to see what really happened and where it would lead. I wanted to be confused and let my body guide me. What am I doing? How can I get closer?”
Released on November 17, the film centers on Oxford scholarship student Oliver and his crush on his upper-class friend, Felix.
Oliver struggles to fit in with the super-rich crowd studying at the elite university, however, Felix soon takes him under his wing.
The sought-after Felix finally invites the down-on-his-luck Oliver to stay at his illustrious Saltburn mansion for the summer, ushering in a season of eccentricity, partying and mayhem, as well as an obsession on the part of the latter towards the former.
Oliver then kills Felix when his lies about his family are discovered, leading to the chilling moment when mud penetrates his freshly dug grave.
He said: “It’s about finding that new level of obsession.”
Emerald told Entertainment Weekly: “I talked to Barry in the morning. And I just said, ‘I don’t know, Barry.’
Of her decision, Barry continued: ‘She plants seeds, Emerald, you know what I mean? She knows these seeds will grow, especially when she plants them with me. But it’s a testament that Emerald had that idea and that I confronted it with…
‘To be honest, there are no questions. “I was totally okay with it.”
Discussing her thoughts behind the scenes, Emerald added: “There’s no way I couldn’t be in the movie. There’s no way I could see a representation of that dedication, an expression of grief and love as intense as that, and I wouldn’t show it.’