Major spoilers for Euphoria Season 2, Episode 4 ahead!!!
If you watched last night's episode of Euphoria, you'd know that Cal Jacobs (Eric Dane) is done giving any fucks. More specifically, he's done with his incredibly messed up family.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Eric opened up about the intense filming process behind his "epic, dumpster fire" meltdown and using another prosthetic penis for his second nude scene.
"I don’t know if it's gonna make people empathetic towards Cal," the Grey's Anatomy alum said of his character's background. "I think it should. But it certainly exposes a side to Cal that you just probably didn’t expect but you knew was possibly, maybe one of the factors in ultimately who he ended up being."
Which leads us to his Episode 4 unraveling — where Cal stumbles home drunk after being kicked out of the same gay bar he visited with Derek for the first time 25 years ago. While hysterically laughing, he pees in the foyer and begins a tirade against his family, calling them out on their hypocrisy and eventually coming out.
With his penis still out, Cal launches into a four-page monologue that took an entire day to shoot. Eric wore a prosthetic that was fastened with rigs and clamps. "You have got to really be careful with that thing and make sure you clamp it down before you tuck it away," he said.
He continued, "From the start, whipping out his penis and peeing all over the vestibule of the house, the symbolism there is pretty strong. And then being confronted by his wife and telling her how lonely he is. That’s a funny way of conveying those feelings to somebody."
It's not the first time the 49-year-old actor donned a prosthetic for the dick-heavy HBO show. If you'll recall, the first season saw Cal commit statutory rape against Jules. The "intense" scene required an intimacy coordinator and Eric used a prosthetic, though he was "willing" to be actually nude.
"Using a prosthetic is sort of protocol. It’s protocol and it’s also very considerate to your scene partner," he added. "There was one isolated shot that I suggested, 'Look if it makes more sense to not use a prosthetic, I’m willing to go there.'"
You can catch new episodes of Euphoria on Sundays!
Read Eric's full interview with ET here.