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.
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.
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: