In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show to promote his role in the upcoming Outlaw King, in which he plays 14th century Scottish king-turned-rebel Robert the Bruce, Pine addressed the massive attention his full-frontal scene has garnered.
"I bear the ‘full monty,’ and it got a lot of attention,” Pine said according to ET, adding, "I thought the witty reviews were brilliant, but what did strike me most is that Florence Pugh bares everything too and no one commented.”
Pine added: "I am not sure what that means. Either people think they can’t comment or everyone expects women to get naked. Either way, it’s double standards.”
Whether it's a double standard because of their sex or a double standard because Pine is the higher-profile celebrity, the issue he brought up still stands. Nude scenes put actors in vulnerable positions, and it takes dedication to the craft and the material to shed all inhibitions. Pugh deserves the same recognition bestowed on her male counterpart.
Pine-Nuts, as Pine fans call themselves, lost their marbles the last time the object of their affection had a nude scene in 2017's record-smashing Wonder Woman. At the time, the actor remarked how he was treated for that film, too. “It was fun to be objectified for a day,” he said per ET. “I was thinking this happens to women so, so much; it’s about time. While that was fun, I think it’s the most compassionate I’ve felt toward women on what they may feel being sidelined or made to feel less important.”