Q: As much as I like seeing all the scantily-clad men in Spartacus: Sand and Blood, I can’t help but wonder: how awkward must that be for the actors? – Walter, San Diego, CA
Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) gets sand in his codpiece
A: It’s definitely a challenge, at least according to Andy Whitfield, who plays Spartacus on the show.
“They hand you a costume, and you say, ‘That’s it?’” he tells AfterElton.com. “You go, ‘Okay, I’m going to have to create the rest of the character from my own flesh and blood.’ There’s nowhere to hide. You’ve got to show yourself to everyone who’s watching.”
Still, in some ways, the costume does help him get into character. “There’s no protection in what we wear.