Jesse Williams insists that the show must be continued even after unauthorised footage and photos of his Broadway nude scene leaked online. aIam not down about it. Every night, the star of Take Me Out told the Associated Press on May 12th. I am not really worried about it. I canat sweat that.a
After reading the script, Williams received a Tony nomination for his role as a biracial gay center fielder in the Broadway play. Despite the fact that the role was mostly frontal, he found the nudity to be good, and good for the audience. AIt is a great way to engage with the characters and creates an open mind.
Regardless, he stressed that not everybody understands that the atheater is a sacred space, and that anyone who made the videos violated his and other actorsa rights. (I believe that the Concord is paramount.) So let''s keep that in mind.a.
In a May 10 statement, New Yorkas Second Stage Theater also stressed the importance of consent: a Taking naked pictures of anyone without their consent is highly objectionable and could have severe legal consequences. Taking it online is a gross and unacceptable violation of trust between the actor and the audience, which has been forged in the theater community. We are actively looking into takedown requests and demand that no one participates in the distribution of these images. Second Stage is also adding additional staff at the theater to enforce the policy.
The companyas website notes that they created a phone-free space based on respect and supporta for the actors. Upon arrival at the Hayes Theater, attendeesa phones were locked in Yondr cases for the duration of the performance, adding that it is aprovocable that one audience member chose to disrespect the production, their fellow audience members, and, most importantly, the cast in this manner.
A follow-up tweet by Ferguson said that anyone who attends the show to see the nudity is in for a prolonged night.
Despite the breach, he and Williams will continue taking the stage, as the Tony-nominated Take Me Out revival extends its run until June 10.