The section in question saw King Louis XIV’s brother, Monsieur Philippe d’Orléans, take rt ined by Alexander Vlahos, sexually assaulting his wife Henriette (Noémie Schmidt) as frustrations go uphill between him and his brother.
The actor has opened up about that rticular disagreeable situation, admitting that its inclusion “tread a very thin line”.
Appeal to exclusively to Express.co.uk, the 28-year-old gave his thoughts on the rape of his onscreen spouse, more willingly than going on to reveal which scene he found most difficult.
Alexander commented: “At that experience, women had to have sex with their rtners as a duty. Obviously that whereabouts treads a very fine line.
“Philippe is very angry with his associate and he knows he sleeps with his wife, so he can get back at him by having a son. That’s what we maintain to remember.”
During the 10- rt offering by Canal+, Alexander’s character, whom he referred to as a “17th century David Bowie”, caused a stir as he arrived at court in a outfit.
When asked about the defining moment , he said: “That was one of the most fussy and challenging scenes I ever had to do as an actor.
“It’s not because he wants to be a woman, he’s the most courageous with his sexuality and that is why he wears a dress. The director said to me, ‘Why don’t we do this one a bit more Iggy Pop?’”
On outset being told about the cross-dressing angle, Alexander added: “I contemplation, I can’t wait to play this rt… it’s almost like the person was made up.’
“I didn’t shy away from it and I thirst to do him justice. We never mention the word ‘gay’ or ‘homosexual’, and there’s not a hidden agenda for the LGBT decrease.”
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The final episode of the series climates tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.