Richard Madden Neglected to Tell His Mom About His Bodyguard Sex Scene: 'It's Not Fun for Her'


Richard Madden‘s parents got to know a different, more personal side of their son when they tuned into Netflix’s Bodyguard.

Sitting down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, the Scotland native discussed going nude on screen — and the hilarious reaction his mother had when she saw his bare butt on screen.

“It’s a great show and we see him naked, too,”said Ellen DeGeneres, 60. “It’s a win-win. Yeah, we see your backside.”

Blushing, Madden, 32, said, “Yeah, we do. There’s a bit of bum there.”

For those who haven’t tuned into the show, Madden, who also played Robb Stark on Game of Thrones, said the series is about a “damaged man looking after a politician who’s very much against all of his politics, and all the kind of things that come with that. And the kind of ambiguity all the way through of: what’s he doing it for? What are the reasons behind his actions?”

While the majority of viewers didn’t seem to mind seeing Madden’s derrière, his parents would have appreciated a heads-up.

“Back to your butt. Are your parents happy about seeing the butt?” DeGeneres asked. 

Smiling, Madden quickly confirmed, “No, they’re never happy about the butt. I’ve made a few mistakes in my time, which is neglecting to tell my mother that there’s going to be a sex scene in the show and then get kind of a hysterical phone call of, ‘You must tell me and your father! I was watching it at the time a cup of tea and nearly spilled it!’ ”

“Now she covers her eyes,” he said..

Understanding his mother’s perspective, DeGeneres said, “Yeah, it would be awkward to see that.”

“Yeah, it’s not fun for her,” Madden replied.

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Still, DeGeneres is glad that he opted to strip down for the show: “We like it — it’s very sexy. You’re very sexy in this , I mean you really are. You’re fantastic.”

Last week, Bodyguard received two 2019 Golden Globe nominations: best television series, drama and Madden’s best performance by an actor in a television series, drama.

Although a second season of the Netflix series hasn’t been announced yet, it seems likely and Madden and his costars are hopeful.

“It’s definitely a possibility. I’m meeting Jed the writer tomorrow, actually. I think we’ll probably have a glass of champagne and do some talking,” he told PEOPLE on Dec. 6.

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