Before He Was Prince Charles, Josh O'Connor Went Full-frontal in Acclaimed LGBTQ Drama

Saturday November 28, 2020

Josh O'Connor in "God's Own Country"
Josh O'Connor in "God's Own Country"  (Source:YouTube)

Before he assumed the role of Prince Charles on "The Crown," British actor Josh O'Connor starred in Frances Lee's 2017 indie hit "God's Own Country," where he played a Yorkshire sheepherder infatuated with a Rumanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu).

On "The Crown," O'Connor is coerced into marrying Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) despite being in a relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles (Emerald Fennell). The tasteful British series will chronicle the affair that Charles had with Parker Bowles during his marriage to Princess Diana, but, according to O'Connor in an interview with Town and Country, will not feature " 'tampongate,' the infamous phone conversation in which Prince Charles was allegedly caught on tape joking that he wanted to be reincarnated as Camilla's tampon."

"When they offered me the role, one of my first questions was—I say questions, I think it was pretty much a statement—'We are not doing the tampon phone call,'" O'Connor said in a conversation with SirusXM's EW Live.

"O'Connor explained that before 'The Crown' he did indie film projects and TV shows where he played 'slightly dodgy characters. And this was my one chance for my parents to see something with no shame and there's no way I was going to scuttle that by talking about tampons on Netflix,' he said."

Whether Johnny Saxby, his "God's Own Country" role that won him a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor, is one of those "dodgy characters" is unclear. As is whether he shared his full-frontal scenes from the film with his parents. It is doubtful, though, a similar scene will be seen in "The Crown."

Below is a screenshot from the scene, some 45-minutes into the film:

Check out the scene on the NSFW site The Sword:

And some posts of O'Connor on Instagram:

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