EDGE Rewind: Watch: 'White Lotus' Star Theo James Talks Nude Scene, Prosthetic 'Stolen Off a Donkey'

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday March 6, 2023
Originally published on December 5, 2022

 Theo James and Aubrey Plaza on "The White Lotus"
Theo James and Aubrey Plaza on "The White Lotus"  

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"The White Lotus" star Theo James is opening up about his infamous nude scene on the show, and he is thinking exactly what you are thinking. And for those of you who did indeed see the scene in question, he is thinking exactly what you are thinking: It was a "donkey" dick.

Appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," James couldn't help but laugh about the uproar the prosthetic, (yes, sorry it was a prosthetic), caused for fans of the show, reported Variety.

"So, you go into these scenes, and you have a conversation with the director, and the producers, and they go, 'Okay, for this, we're gonna use a prosthetic.' ..and you say, 'Okay, that sounds good,'" James shared. Whatever the size of his fake member was going to be, James said he just wanted it to "not be distracting."

"It needs to be 'Regular Joe,'" said James about his discussions with head of makeup Rebecca Hickey. He added,"Because the scene, you know, it's not about the pee pee, it's about power play and sex. It's about whether he did it deliberately or whether it was an accident and what that means. She says, 'I got you. Yeah, I got you. Regular Joe.'"

As James found out, Joe isn't so regular anymore.

"I mean, it's bigger than that. It's like she stole it off a donkey in the field!" James joked. 'The thing is ginormous."

It's a hilarious realization, and James plays it out perfectly below.