John Barrowman eyes Stephen Amell in “Arrow”
You can’t really blame John Barrowman for not being able to take his eyes off of hunky Arrow star Stephen Amell.
But in John’s defense, he’s acting here – playing a role.
Nice work of you can get it!
It’s so nice to see John, best known for the UK series Torchwood, having success in a US series at last (I, of course, remember him in Titans and Central Park West more than a decade ago!).
He plays Malcolm Merlyn on Arrow, the nemesis of Oliver Queen (Amell).
Barrowman joked to The Backlot.com: “I’m required in my contract at some point, during the whole season, that Stephen be naked around me on camera. (Executive Producer) Andrew [Kreisberg, actually said to me, he said, ‘I’m giving you this scene.’"
Barrowman then describes the filming of the scene: "He’s totally shirtless. I do this whole thing where I stalk him around him. It’s beautifully filmed. There’s a whole rotation with the cameras and then the other camera’s going in and out from both sides and then we have a crane that comes down and swoops up. It’s shot like a movie but I was talking to him the whole time. At one point, I get up to him, and I say some dialogue to him and he’s looking at me, and there’s this intense look and then I tweaked his nipple. I said, ‘You can’t do anything, can you?’ Then I went…[cups his hands as one would cup a crotch] and he went ‘No!!’ [laughs] Yeah, we had a good time.”
John is very naughty, and that’s why we love him!