Spoilers ahead from "Kingsman: The Golden Circle."
In the scene in question, Eggsy (Egerton) has to plant a tracking device inside mission target Clara (Poppy Delevingne). So he (reluctantly) seduces her and plants a tracker in her, um, privates, which is shown in a computer-generated shot inside of her body. The scene raised a few eyebrows -- and it turns out that was the objective.
Screen Rant asked Egerton about the sex scene during the "Kingsman 2" junket in London.
"It's what Matthew [Vaughn] does, it's his signature thing. He likes to do something that shocks. In 'Kick-Ass' it was Chloe Grace Moretz saying the C-word, in 'Kingsman 1' it was the bum shot of the Swedish princess, and in this one it's the thing. And, you know, it's not to everyone's tastes, but it certainly gets people talking. All it is is explicitly showing what Bond alludes to and says in a double entendre kind of way."
You may recall that "Kingsman: The Secret Service" "bum shot," as Egerton put it, and director Matthew Vaughn explained his plan with that when the first film came out. He returned to defend the sequel's vagina-bug sex scene. Here's a conversation between Vaughn and Uproxx:
Uproxx: The scene in which Eggsy has to plant a tracker onto Clara (Poppy Delevingne), which happens during sex, and even though Eggsy doesn't want to do it, it made me very uncomfortable. Was that by design?
Matthew Vaughn: It's exactly what you just said. There are two main points in that scene. One, to try to reinvent the idea of planting a bug, because we've seen those mission a lot. And, secondly, for the first time I wanted to see a spy with an emotional and moral dilemma of having to do something he really doesn't want to do. Because James Bond would have done that, and probably would have had sex and a cigarette and thought, who's next? Eggsy is different. And I think it's really important to do scenes that do make people feel uncomfortable. That scene plays very differently to people. Some people laugh and cheer. Other people are like, "Oh my God." Some people are disgusted about it. But nobody doesn't notice it – and, afterwards, they'll talk about it. And that's what I want to do with films. I want people to discuss it afterwards. I don't want to make bland movies. I think there's enough movies made by Hollywood committees that bore you to death. I'm there to wake you up, one way or another.
"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has been getting mixed reviews, and it's in theaters now.
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