Jesse Williams could be experiencing worse things besides being praised online for his full-frontal free-balling on Broadway and getting nominated for a Tony Award, but that is the actor’s reality this week. An impolite audience member who attended a showing for “Take Me Out” snuck pictures and video of a naked Jesse Williams during the Broadway show. Now Jesse’s naked body images are plastered all over social media.
The full-frontal video was captured during a shower scene of the Tony award-winning play and leaked online Monday.
“Take Me Out,” tells the story of a gay professional baseball player dealing with coming out to his teammates and in the press. It opened on Broadway last month with Williams portraying baseball player Darren Lemming.
Jesse Williams Said Appearing Nude On Stage Made Him Feel Alive
Ahead of his Broadway debut, Williams revealed to PageSix that he initially felt “terrified” of putting his body on blast for the show, “but then I noted that that was what I asked God for,” he said.
I asked to be terrified. I asked to do something that was scary and challenging and made me earn it and made me feel alive and not comfortable.”
Jesse Williams Earns Tony Nomination For “Take Me Out”
Well, that risk led to rewards for the actor. Jess Williams earned a Tony-nomination Monday for best performance by a featured actor in a play. In the same category, he is up against his “Take Me Out” co-stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Michael Oberholtzer. During a May 9 episode of Watch What Happens Live’s After Showalongside Ferguson, Jesse revealed how he grew comfortable with being nude on stage.
“It’s a body; once you see it, you realize it’s whatever; it’s a body! I just have to make it not that big of a deal.”
Fans React To Full-Frontal Nudity
Jesse Williams appearing nude for “Take Me Out” is taking out his fans too! Last night, the 40-year-old father was trending on Twitter, with fans reacting in amazement to Williams’ physique. In the leaked clip, Jesse appears in a shower scene full unclothed and making a beeline towards another actor, wrestling them.
The clip had the internet in shambles, to say less! Swipe to see some of the reactions.