'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Director Talks Controversial Sex Scene

One Kingsman: the Golden Circle scene might be raising some eyebrows, but the film's director stands by it.

In a recent interview with Vulture, Matthew Vaughn addressed the film's 'Glastonbury' sequence, which sees Eggsy (Taron Egerton) placing a tracking device on Clara (Poppy Delevingne) in an intimate location. The scene - and one graphic shot in particular - have caused a stir with viewers, and it sounds like Vaughn was expecting that.

"It was one of those things that could have been a disaster." Vaughn explained. "In some people’s minds I know that they think it’s a disaster already because they didn’t like it, which is fine and I respect it, but other people do like it."

Vaughn also detailed what went into the details of filming that scene, which involved some rather complicated technical work.

"Well, that’s the beauty of filmmaking, isn’t it?" Vaughn added. "We had to get a lens made, we had to get a camera position dollying very close to someone’s body, but you didn’t want to hurt them by mistake. Having to use Eggsy and then another hand, because it got quite intimate, as you’d say, and making that seamless."

Egerton has also addressed the mixed response to the scene, arguing that it's in line with Vaughn's usual storytelling style.

"He likes to do something that shocks." Egerton explained. "In Kick-Ass it was Chloe Grace Moretz saying the C-word, in [Kingsman: The Secret Service] it was the bum shot of the Swedish princess, and in this one it’s the thing. 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 can see for yourself today. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is in theaters now.

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