Saltburn contains several impactful scenes, however, Barry Keoghan I was more worried about a dance sequence than being naked in front of the cameras.
The end of the film features a dance scene to the rhythm of Change on the Dancefloorby Sophie Ellis Bextor, and Oliver, Keoghan’s character, dances completely naked throughout Saltburn Manor.
“Without sounding arrogant, it wasn’t the nudity. That was good for me. It was the dance“, said Keoghan in an interview with Vanity Fair about what worried him most about the film
“I don’t really dance, I don’t know how to move my hips in certain ways and your body has to go in certain directions and stuff like that. The dancing scared me. Then, once I felt comfortable with dancing, the rest was easy.”
The actor explained the dance sequence was the last thing he shot for the film, and before that he had shot several controversial scenes, so going naked was the least of his worries.
“I had already fucked a grave and I had already done that in the bathtub and I had already broken many [tabus]. Walking around naked was the most relatable thing ever – not that I identify with any of those previous things“.
Actor comments on one of Saltburn’s most shocking scenes
In an interview with Variety, Barry Keoghan opened up about a scene that takes place right after the funeral of Felix, Jacob Elordi’s character.
“The tomb was like a collaboration between me and Emerald. On the day, I thought, ‘Can I try something?’ I wanted to see what the next level of obsession would be. So I asked for a closed scenario. I wanted to see where it went. It could have gone completely wrong, but I think it changed the story”.
Saltburn It’s showing in UK cinemas. The film does not yet have a release date in Brazil.
The film is directed by Emmeral Fennel, and tells the story of Oliver, a scholarship student at Oxford University who becomes obsessed with Felix and his friend’s family properties.