“Ringer” fans finally got to see Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Bridget hook up with her sister’s husband, Andrew, played by Ioan Gruffudd, on Wednesday’s midseason finale, and while The CW scene was steamy, the Welsh actor said a lot of work went in behind the scenes.
“It always looks amazing when you see them in the movies or on television, but, believe me, there are two actors there sweating, feeling very nervous and very self-conscious,” he admitted to Access Hollywood on Wednesday night on the red carpet at the BAFTA Britannia Awards, held in Los Angeles.
“You’ve got to put your trust in the director of photography and the director to make sure that all the folds are in the right places,” he added.
Ioan admitted his wife, fellow British actress Alice Evans, doesn’t usually tune in to those between-the-sheets moments starring her husband.
“My wife didn’t watch the show last night — for good reason,” Ioan laughed.
“I was warned,” Alice chimed in.
Tuesday’s “Ringer” was the last episode of 2011, and Ioan hinted big things are on the way for the dramatic primetime show when it comes back next year.
“It was such an incendiary episode [Tuesday] night,” Ioan said. “We left on an enormous cliffhanger. We’ve left the audience salivating, and I wish I could describe what was happening next. It would spoil the whole pleasure of it.”
One thing Ioan did confirm is that fans will get to see a different side of Andrew in the weeks to come, perhaps even a dark one.
“I hope so. I think that’s the beauty of our show, that every character has a duality,” he said. “We obviously know about Bridget and Siobhan — Siobhan’s obviously a very duplicitous character. I think, as the show progresses, we’re going to see every character’s dark side.”
“Ringer” returns to The CW on January 10.