Max Irons: There’s much more sex in the US version of The White Queen

The 27-year-old old star of BBC1's new period drama has revealed "you get a lot more arse" in the American edit

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Fans of historical rumpy pumpy will be sad to hear that us Brits will be getting an edited down version of The White Queen…

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Max Irons, the 27-year-old star of the series, has revealed: “You get a lot more arse in the Starz version.”

Don’t despair just yet though. That’s not to say the BBC version doesn’t have its hot blooded moments. “But there’s the BBC cut and the Starz cut,” continued the actor. “The cameras kept rolling after the BBC stopped the scene”…

The new period drama, which follows three women caught up in the power struggles of the War of the Roses, kicks off on Sunday on BBC1. If you want to watch the steamier version, you’ll have to make sure you’re in America in August, when it will air on Starz, the US network which bought us sexy and violent historical extravaganza Spartacus.

Of the drama’s steamy sex scenes, Irons went on: “I’m comfortable with that, it’s part of the job. I just have to go to the gym to make sure I keep the weight on, otherwise I go skinny.”

Irons did reveal, though, that he was told he wasn’t “young and pretty” enough to star in Hollywood films, while speaking to the Metro. But we’re sure the British public won’t be complaining when he storms onto our screens as King Edward in the new BBC period romp on Sunday evening.

The White Queen also stars Rebecca Ferguson and is based on the best-selling novel by Phillipa Gregory.

The series starts on Sunday at 9:00pm on BBC1

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