'Orphan Black' Postmortem: Hot Paul Says '50 Shades of Rachel' Scene Had the 'Right Mixture of Hot and Creepy'
" had plenty of shockers — was that it didn't cause a blackout Saturday night. Seriously, who wasn't blasting their air conditioner during Rachel and the aptly dubbed Hot Paul's sizzling S&M sex scene?The most shocking thing about Orphan Black's latest episode — and "Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est
"I like to call her 50 Shades of Rachel," star Dylan Bruce told Yahoo TV. "It's almost like she was so suppressed sexually that she's got a lot of weird fetishes. When I read this scene I was like, where are the whips and all the handcuffs and all this stuff? I felt like she would have a Christian Grey basement or something like that."
No basement here; in fact, Rachel seduced her new boy toy in front of her swanky apartment's open window — while Helena watched what she called the "very pretty dirty sexy Rachel like my mother" (eww!) across the street with a sniper rifle.
Fortunately, Sarah intervened — not because she's a voyeur, but to save their "brother-sestra" Felix, framed for murder thanks to her former monitor Paul. Felix rightly resurrected Paul's other moniker, Big D--- Paul, because frankly Paul is being a big d---.
Which nickname do you prefer, "Hot Paul" or "Big D--- Paul"?
What a question. Amazing. Well, when I first read the script and the BDP was in there, Graeme Manson, our showrunner, was on set, and I go, "Thanks for that, Graeme!" and then I high-fived him afterwards, like any man would do. The "Hot Paul" makes me very uncomfortable. If you saw me in high school with my braces when I weighed 130 pounds, you would never have referenced me as Hot Dylan. So I guess I have to embrace it now and just try not to be uncontrollably uncomfortable with it.
You'd better own the nudity — Hot Paul's having lots of sex!
It's like I'm turning into the slut of primetime, aren't I? You can't get away from my butt; it's everywhere. I get a lot of ribbing from some of my friends, like, "Really, man? We really like your show, but could we have less butt in it?"
I did get a new vanity cloth — it almost looks like a half mankini; it tapes to your leg and right below your belly button and down to your other leg, so I really do look like a Ken doll when I have that thing on. So when I'm in those jeans and I have my loincloth — my "Ken doll cloth" is what I refer to it as now — I always walk around [quoting Ron Burgundy], "Don't act like you're not impressed." I don't get a single giggle from anyone. Everybody is so nice and professional and respectful. It's a very sweet place and a nurturing place to bare it all.