'I thought consent was important': Jesse Williams reacts to Broadway nude video leak

(LR) Michael Oberholtzer, Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the Tony Awards. (Photo credit: AP)

(LR) Michael Oberholtzer, Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the Tony Awards. (Photo credit: AP)

Jesse Williams has vowed not to be discouraged by the leak of videos and pictures of her nude scenes on the Broadway play. Get me out Posted online.

“I do not mind it. Our job is to get there every night anyway,” Williams said. Associated Press Thursday.

The leaked video and images caused a stir from the show’s producers and the union representing the actors and stage managers.

“I’m not really worried about it. I can not sweat it. We need to continue to advocate for ourselves. “Consent is important, I thought. So, let’s keep that in mind universally.”

Williams stars in a revival of Richard Greenberg’s exploration of what happens when a major league baseball superstar emerges as a homosexual, leaving the team distraught and unleashing difficult prejudices. Williams received a Tony Award nomination on Monday for his performance as a superstar, and a resurgence of Tony is possible.

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Although Broadway shows have a strict policy against recording anything on stage, the renaissance Second Stage Theater added Yondr pouches to protect actors, many of whom are naked in shower scenes. Audiences arriving at the theater are asked to put their phones in a locked pouch that opens only at the end of the show. The manufacturers said that security will be tightened in the event of a breach.

“Theater is a sacred place, not everyone understands it. Not everyone wants to respect or consider it the way they should or should,” Williams said.

The leaked video is the latest in a series of attacks on Dave Chappell at the Hollywood Bowl following Will Smith’s Chris Rock’s Oscar slap.

Michael Oberholtzer, one of Williams’ teammates who received Tony’s nomination on Monday, called the incident “very disappointing.”

“People seem to be able to say and do things that certain behavior is permissible, whether they are paying for admission or because they are a subscription member, but it’s not. It’s a violation of the consent of the people,” Oberholtzer said.

Williams says he was approached for a revival of the play while acting in a long-running medical drama. Gray’s AnatomyBut after reading the script, I realized that there was nudity in it.

“If someone had said it’s playing with nudity, it would have been framed differently. But nudity is honest. It’s not meaningful. It’s serving the story. It’s taking the audience to a place of fun and empathy.


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