We bet a lot of extras just breathed a collective sigh of relief.
HBO had a scandal on its hands this week when its upcoming drama Westworld tried to make its background actors perform some pretty raunchy stuff for the camera.
Specifically, the actors were asked to sign a consent form that would make them shoot “genital-to-genital” sex scenes as well as simulated oral sex!
Thankfully, SAG-AFTRA was quick to step in and tell the premium cable channel that this was clearly uncool, but HBO tried to place the blame on casting company Central Casting.
And while the network says they never approved the sex-heavy paperwork, SAG put HBO on blast saying the brand actually took a couple of days to fix the error!
We’re glad no one was forced into filming scenes they were uncomfortable with… but we wonder what this controversy is going to do to the show’s ratings when it premieres in 2016.
[Image via HBO/Twitter.]