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Russell Tovey on The Pass underwear scenes: ‘It’s all Tovey’

By Will Stroude

If you’ve seen anything about Russell Tovey’s new film The Pass, you’ll know that he spends a considerable amount of time in just his underwear for his starring role as a professional footballer struggling with the sexuality.

In fact, if you’ve seen anything of Tovey in any of his work you’ll know that he doesn’t seem to have much of a problem stripping down to his pants full stop. But if you thought the Looking star used any props or camera tricks to bulk up the bulge, you’d be  very much mistaken.

“It’s all Tovey time”, he joked to the Metro. “That’s all my fruit and veg down there.”

And a magnificent vegetable medley it is, Russell.

Of course, in light of this recent admission, it’s only right that we re-examine the evidence. Check out the “fruit and veg” below, and don’t forget to read our review of The Pass, which hits cinemas on Friday (9 December).

Plus, you can read our interview with Russell’s The Pass co-star, Arinzé Kene in the Attitude’s January issue – available to download now and in shops today (December 7)





You can read our full feature with The Pass’ Arinze Kene as well as our interview with Christine and the Queens and see her exclusive shoot in Attitude’s January issue, available to download now from

It’s in shops now too and print copies are available to order globally from



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