Matthew Rhys has said he regrets not intervening when a photographer photographed his co-star Kathleen Turner naked on stage.

Welsh actor – best known for his role in FX’s hit series American – starred with Turner in a stage production of Graduate in 2000.

in a new interview with many timesRhys, 48, recalled how a tabloid newspaper sent a photographer to a demonstration.

The photographer in question took a picture of Turner – who played Mrs. Robinson – naked on stage, which everyone on stage and in the audience knew was because a flash went off in the crowd.

“I think about that moment so often,” Rhys said. “We locked eyes for a second, and because she was such a force and spoke her mind so openly and straight and forward, I thought, If anyone in this world can stop this production, it’s Kathleen Turner.” And he didn’t.

The actor said that looking back on the incident, he has a different feeling.

“Looking back, it was my responsibility to stop in that moment and go, ‘Wait, that’s not okay,'” he said.

“Because the next day there was a nude picture of her in the newspapers. To put it mildly, she was not happy about it. and since she was a guest in Septed IsleI was like, ‘Oh, I let her down.’

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In March, it was announced that theaters in London may consider banning mobile phones during performances after nude photos of James Norton surfaced. a little life were published by the daily mail,

Independent TechCrunch has contacted a rep for Turner for comment.

Elsewhere in the interview, Rhys elaborated on his harrowing and “terrible” failed audition. casino Royale,

Rhys is best known for playing Philip Jennings AmericanWhere he met his co-star and now wife, Keri Russell.

Fans will also recognize him from Sky Atlantic’s TV series Perry Mason,

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