Taylor Lautner will no longer be going topless for hit TV series Scream Queens after talking producers out of the sexy scenes.
The Twilight hunk and John Stamos are newcomers to the Ryan Murphy horror/comedy, in which they portray two head surgeons working at the hospital run by Jamie Lee Curtis‘ character, Dean Munsch.
Scenes for the show’s upcoming second season initially called for Taylor to appear shirtless on screen, but Stamos reveals the 24-year-old managed to convince TV bosses his doctor character should keep his clothes on.
“The first script had both of us shirtless in separate scenes,” Stamos explained during Monday’s (08Aug16) Fox Summer TCA Press Tour. “He talked his way out of it. It got rewritten.”
Lautner insists he still has to show some skin, but he was grateful to be able to stay covered up for the most part after becoming known for his buff physique in the Twilight franchise.
“I’ve had so much shirtless in my life that I need a little break,” Taylor laughed. “But there is a fair amount of sexy scenes for everyone. I haven’t been shirtless yet but I’ve been stripped down a little bit.”
Stamos, on the other hand, didn’t get so lucky as his half-naked shoots soon turned into nude scenes.
Teasing one steamy sequence, he revealed, “Mine went from shirtless to completely naked in the shower… (Co-star) Glen Powell and I have a naked shower scene together.”
And although the former ER star was initially a little apprehensive, he decided he is better off disrobing on camera now while he’s still in good shape.
He said, “On Friday night I get a letter from my lawyer saying, ‘Hey, check this out,’ and it was from legal saying, ‘We’d like to show John Stamos’ butt in episode 203 and 202. Is that alright?’ I was like, ‘Alright, well, here we go.’ I’m 53 next week, I might as well get it out there now.”
Scream Queens, which also stars Lea Michele and Emma Roberts, returns to U.S. TV next month (Sep16).