Male Costar Who Kissed Josh Hartnett Says It’s All Downhill From There

doriethan3I knew that something like that would likely happen at some point and I figure, you know, you could certainly do a lot worse than Josh Hartnett. It’s probably all downhill for me in terms of any man-on-man action I might have on the show. They’ll have to keep their game high!”

Actor Reeve Carney telling about kissing Penny Dreadful costar Josh Hartnett 


H/t: Gay Star News

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  • Milk

    If only he goes downhill on Josh.

  • YSnagglepuss

    Everyone should watch that episode, I was screaming at the TV, “KISS HIM”, then Josh rips his shirt off lustily….I love Josh Hartnett!

  • friscoguy

    Josh is one hot man. I first fell for him in The Virgin Suicides oh man the pool scene wow!!!

  • james_in_cambridge

    Why were they making out? Is Josh’s character gay or bi? If so I’ll start watching..I’ve been ignoring it when I see the commercials for it while watching Masters of Sex on Showtime.

  • Lazycrockett

    The only show better than Penny Dreadful last tv season was Sleepy Hollow.

  • MarionPaige

    Penny Dreadful writer Josh Logan at Comic Con appeared to be trying to come up with theories that would make Season One of Penny Dreadful make some sense. However, as aired, the show makes absolutely no sense. One gets the impression that Penny Dreadful chickened out of whatever BIG REVEAL it had planned to follow-up on the Dorian Gray / Ethan Chandler kiss. There were clearly scenes filmed for Season One of Penny Dreadful that were cut out to change what would be revealed in Season One.

    You have to see Josh Hartnett’s reaction to Reeve Carney saying that he (Carney) asked writer Josh Logan that “a hot guy” be cast for the Ethan Chandler character when he learned of the gay kiss. Hartnett looks back at forth from Carney to Logan seemingly wondering if the story could possibly be true. It’s a funny claim but Hartnett was rumored to have been cast before Reeve Carney – certainly before Carney knew of the gay kiss.

  • ChuckGG

    @YSnagglepuss: I agree! I did the same thing. The sexual tension in that whole segment was intense. Afterwards, I lit up a cigarette and I don’t even smoke! Phew!

  • friscoguy

    If you are a Josh fan or want to become one check out Lucky Sleven where he walks thru most of the film shirtless in a towel!!!

  • inbama

    Terrific show – and Eva Green gives Jessica Lange a serious challenge as reigning horror diva.

  • domen8r

    well, this one time, at the Chateau Marmont….sorry, still hurts too much.

  • SteveDenver

    Reeve Carney is an impressive actor. He dons a British accent among British actors and cannot be detected. He’s fully committed in all scenes. And when he and Josh fall into an Absinthe haze and go for the gusto, neither of them is careful about camera angle or the least bit hesitant: they’re all in. I wish we would have been treated to some shots of that lovely man-tangle, but the approach and kiss was damn good!

    PENNY DREADFUL is an astounding project. There are interviews with individual actors and creative support that are well worth the watch.

  • Riverhog

    I have never seen the show but from the video I was highly impressed and would like to seen more. I thought the video was very loving and touching but I have to say I do not understand the flashbacks. From what I see it was a way for the guys to show support thru a rough time.

  • Lazycrockett

    @inbama: Eva deserves an instant EGOT for her performance.

  • robirob

    @MarionPaige: My theory is that the later episodes were edited anew when it was announced that Showtime ordered more season(s), because …

    SPOILER ALERT….. We don’t see Dorian Gray’s painting after all. Another SPOILER ALERT: The gay hookup is mentioned in a later episode (but surprisingly doesn’t seem to shock the ones who hear about it since it isn’t discussed or mentioned any further).

  • MarionPaige

    I agree on both points. There are promo videos and promo pictures “out there” for Penny Dreadful showing scenes that never showed up in any of the episodes as broadcast. When Vanessa Ives was possessed (the second time) she asked Ethan who was the bottom in his session with Dorian Gray.

    The actor who played vampire boy Fenton is the lead singer of the band Years & Years

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