I'mma keep it real: Spike TV's Tut (2015) is a train wreck. If you look at the action, plot, dialogue, acting, some of the set designs, and overall treatment of history, it's a bona fide hot-ass mess. You've got Ancient Africa with only 2-3 people of actual indigenous African descent (think Exodus). You've got an entire cast of actors doing, ahem, rather questionable British accents, and that includes the Brits themselves (like, really, dude?).
#PoorJo indeed. Looks like #Dacey got the last laugh after all.
When I watch Kylie Bunbury and Avan Jogia in Tut, I can't help but think of Rain and Naomie Harris getting together in a new project with neither ninjas nor assassins, and basically tearing each other's clothes off. Don't ask me how the rest of the story goes; I haven't bothered to think that far.
But back to our main lady right here. She is such a diplomat about the the whole thing. When Vanity Fair asked her point blank about what it was like gettin' on with Avan onscreen, Bunbury's reply went something along the lines of this:
What’s not sexy? Shooting a sex scene with her co-star and longtime friend, Avan Jogia, who plays King Tut. After co-starring in ABC Family drama “Twisted” in 2014, Bunbury and Jogia have come to a relationship status that she can only label as “bros.” While their platonic friendship was a nice precursor to working together, it worked to their detriment when it came to the on-screen romp in the sheets. To top it off, it didn’t help that this was Bunbury’s first “intimate” scene on camera.Girl, whatever...you ain't foolin' nobody with that bullshit (she passed on the opportunity to play Queen Ankhe, mind you; Bunbury was unwilling to be any character but Suhad on the show).
“It’s exceedingly awkward,” she says. “It’s not what people think at all. There are people watching [and] it’s extraordinarily technical, [like the director will say,] ‘Oh, Kylie, move your arm here.’”
While their IRL relationship remains firmly fraternal, their characters, Suhad and Tut, are hot and heavy throughout the show. (Source)
Verdict? Lacey Porter wins.