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Studly ‘Skins’ star Jack O’Connell bares it all in classic Tennessee Williams play

You may recognize handsome actor Jack O’Connell from his role in the British drama Skins or his performance in 2014’s Unbroken.

Now, he’ll be baring his soul in a boozy, beefy revival of Tennessee Williams classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 

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In fact, he’ll be baring considerably more than his soul: He’s treating audience members to some good, old-fashioned nudity, in an onstage shower scene pencilled into the script for dramatic purposes only.

Here’s a photo taken from that scene:

The actor –who plays tormented alcoholic Brick — says he had absolutely no idear he’d signed up for nudity when he won the role.

It was a role immortalized by Paul Newman in the film version, like so: 

“It was just turning up to the rehearsal room and there was a pole on the stage representing a shower,” he tells The Evening Standard.

“When you read the script you were led to believe the shower was off-stage, so it was a revelation to realize I would be starkers.”

You can watch a teaser below: