Full-frontal video of actor Jesse Williams has leaked online after a Broadway audience member broke the show’s strict no-phone policy.
Social media went wild on Monday after a brief video of a shower scene from the Broadway revival of Take Me Out featuring actor Jesse Williams’ penis in full view went viral.
Take Me Out is set largely within the locker room of a Major League Baseball team with Williams playing the main character Darren Lemming, who many have speculated is inspired by New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter.
The play features a shower scene where most of the cast go naked, which is the scene that was somehow filmed and leaked
On Monday a brief video from a shower scene from the Broadway revival of Take Me Out featuring actor Jesse Williams’ penis in full view leaked online
The play features a shower scene where most of the cast – including Patrick J. Adams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson – go naked, which is the scene that was somehow filmed and leaked
Revealing: Just hours after receiving his first Tony nomination for his role in the revival of Take Me Out, Jesse Williams was trending on social media for a much more revealing reason
Williams has not commented publicly on the video leak, but he did take to Instagram to share a brief video in honor of his Tony nomination for the role along with a brief message.
‘No words , just gratitude. A student in a sea of teachers,’ he said in the post, which revealed he’s nominated alongside his co-stars Ferguson and Michael Oberholtzer.
Williams also appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live alongside his co-star Jesse Williams on Monday and while they did not discuss the leak, host Andy Cohen asked Williams if the audience ever reacts to the full frontal nudity.
‘A non reaction is a really interesting reaction,’ Williams said. ‘The quiet creates a lot of insecurity.’
When asked if he liked the reaction he said ‘I don’t like any of it’
‘What I’ve learned in my minutes in theater is don’t start trying to read into it because it just creates more insecurity.’
Cohen remarked how crazy it was for Williams to make his Broadway debut in the nude.
Locker room: Take Me Out is set largely within the locker room of a Major League Baseball team, written by Richard Greenburg, with the original Broadway play winning Best Play at the 2003 Tony Awards
Coming out: The play follows Williams’ character, a star center fielder for the Empires, who comes out as gay
‘I’m told its quite insane, it’s a first and I have nothing to compare it to and I wont be scared of anything after this that’s for sure,’ Williams said.
But the leak has raised questions, since audience members are required to lock their phones in Yondr pouches during the show which can only be opened by placing it in an unlocking tab in the lobby.
The practice that was instituted to protect the shows actors who perform several nude scenes from such a leak.
Williams’ co-star Patrick J. Adams said that they were worried that the phone ban would alienate audiences.
‘We were all a little unsure if it would work and were worried the audience would be really resentful that they had had their phones taken away,’ Adams told the Daily News.
But instead he said it has allowed them to live in the moment and made actors feel ‘safe.’
‘So that alone is the greatest gift of having the phones away. It’s certainly nice to know that we’re safe on stage, being naked and not being recorded. But that people are connecting is a great byproduct of that,’ he added.
Thanks: The leak also lead to a wide variety of reactions on Twitter, including @sameolegal, who said, ‘Whoever took one for the team and snuck a camera to Broadway to give us these Jesse Williams videos, thanks’
OnlyFans: Another fan, @Neptune_Leo22 added, ‘Jesse Williams if greys dont work out try OnlyFans babes’
Noice: @realwild added ‘That Jesse Williams pen1s looks REAL NOICE
Understudy: @DarccLight added ‘If I buy this ticket to see Jesse Williams on Broadway and the understudy there that night…’
Three: @TamarBraxtonHer added ‘For sure Jessie Williams has three legs and one can for sure cure the ND acne on my face’
The play follows Williams’ character, a star center fielder for the Empires, who comes out as gay.
‘The reception off the field reveals a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices,’ reads the play’s description.
‘Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution,’ the description adds.
‘As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties, and the price of victory,’ the description concludes.
The leak also lead to a wide variety of reactions on Twitter, including @sameolegal, who said, ‘Whoever took one for the team and snuck a camera to Broadway to give us these Jesse Williams videos, thanks.’
Another fan, @Neptune_Leo22 added, ‘Jesse Williams if greys dont work out try OnlyFans babes’
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