Aidan Turner: 'I don't feel objectified on Poldark'
Aidan Turner doesn't feel objectified on 'Poldark' and believes his shirtless scenes are necessary.
Aidan Turner doesn't feel objectified on 'Poldark'.
Although the 33-year-old actor has attracted a great deal of attention for his shirtless scenes as the titular hero Ross Poldark, he insisted that he doesn't care if people ogle his body while watching the show.
He explained to The Times: "I don't feel objectified, it's funny! It's just a couple of people admiring your body. It's like doing any other scene. It's the same as me galloping on a horse on a beach.
"I have always felt these semi-naked scenes, or 'Ross with his top off', work.
If he is down the mine, he is hammering away so it wouldn't make sense with a shirt on. It would look odd. In those days as well! The reaction is out of my hands. It's hilarious, is what it is. It's hard for me because it makes sense for the story so after that my job is done."
Aidan also insisted that while he doesn't always agree with Ross' actions, he never dislikes the character.
He said: "I don't ever dislike him. Sometimes you think, 'Wow! that's a crazy judgment! That move is dangerous and bold and inconsiderate and I don't see the logic behind it.' That's a crazy move. If it was a friend in real life you would pick up the phone and say, 'What are you playing at?'"
And Aidan revealed he is excited about what is in store for the characters.
He said: "There is quite a lot of tension there and we don't know where it will go. George [Warleggan - Ross' rival] is becoming powerful and rich and more dangerous. Everyone is disposable to George. He isn't just this cloak-and-dagger arch villain. His character becomes very scary. It's a big series for Demelza, for Eleanor [Tomlinson - who plays her] too - she grows a lot."