Michelle Keegan On How She Handled Her Sex Scene In Plebs

It looks like we’re going to see a whole different side of Michelle Keegan in the new series of Plebs.

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The 28-year-old actress is set to appear in a racy sex scene, having taken on the role of a Vestal Virgin named Ursula.

Michelle Keegan Plebs Michelle Keegan plays a Vestal Virgin in Plebs. Picture: ITV


In case you’re not up on your ancient Roman history, Vestal Virgins were priestesses of the virgin goddess Vesta, and cultivated a sacred fire that wasn’t allowed to go out.

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But Mich’s character doesn’t exactly live according to the rules. We see her ask co-star Joel Fry if he wants to ‘f*** in the cloister’ before accidentally extinguishing the flame during their romp. Oo-er.

The ex-Coronation Street lady has admitted that she was a tad nervous before getting down in front of the camera, but tells The Sun: ‘It was fine, actually. I was playing it with Joel and he was so lovely.

Michelle Keegan Plebs Michelle Keegan stars alongside Joel Fry (far left) in the saucy scene


‘It was one of the first scenes we did. It was nerve-racking but he was so relaxed and calm that it helped me. Then afterwards I was like: “Is that it?”

‘It was really nothing to be bothered about. Now I can say I’ve been in a sex scene and it was actually quite fun. I certainly wouldn’t mind doing it again if it was a role like that. I wouldn’t be as nervous.’

Michelle Keegan PlebsPicture: ITV



Despite having to get saucy on screen, Michelle doesn’t think her role is actually all that explicit. She continues: ‘I don’t think the scene will get guys too hot under the collar.

‘I have watched a bit of it and it lasts, like, two minutes.’

Michelle Keegan Plebs This is the moment it all goes wrong for Michelle Keegan’s character… Picture: ITV


And hubby Mark Wright seems to have the same opinion.

She says: ‘Mark was fine about it. He knows Plebs – he’s a big fan actually. So he knew what I had to do in it and thought it was really funny.’

Michelle Keegan Plebs Michelle Keegan’s husband Mark Wright is supportive of her acting career