The opportunity to perform one of Shakespeare’s plays is widely considered to be a highlight of an actor’s career, but for The Americans star Matthew Rhys, it seems the experience has left him a bit embarrassed.
Rhys sat down with PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing host Lola Ogunnaike, to take a look back on some of his most memorable roles — including an early one in Titus, a retelling of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. “Hamming it up. You can smell the pork coming off this performance,” Rhys remarks as the scene began, and the self-deprecation didn’t stop there.
Ogunnaike reminds the actor that he was watching one of his first on-camera flight scenes, to which the actor responded, “Clearly.” Rhys was desperate to move on as Ogunnaike pointed out that one of the producers of the film was a former Trump advisor.
Be sure to watch the full video above to see Rhys’ priceless reaction and to find out which Trump advisor was a producer on his film.