‘Saltburn‘ has been in the media limelight ever since its release, but for some unusual reasons. While many have praised the excellence of the movie, many others are just left weirded out by a particular scene in it. The bathtub scene in ‘Saltburn‘ where Barry Keoghan sips on Jacob Elordi‘s bathwater wherein he has masturbated, has been a buzzworthy topic among fans.
The film, directed by Emerald Fennell, stars Keoghan and Elordi in leading roles, along with Archie Madekwe, Alison Oliver, Richard E. Grant, and Rosamund Pike. The production designer for the movie, Suzie Davies, recently opened up about what went into creating the infamous scene and what Keoghan was slurping.
‘Saltburn’ Production Designer Explains What The ‘Bathwater’ Was Actually Made Of
Suzie Davis was speaking to Business Insider when she revealed what went into the making of the bathtub concoction. She said that “yogurt and a bit of milk and some water” were used skillfully to craft the moment in a way that was visually convincing.
Davis also appreciated how committed Keoghan was to getting the scene right. “He did it four times and really went for it. Everyone he did was a different kind of slurp. Often, when you film things like that, there are 20 people in the room. It’s quite tense. But the cast can bring something that’s so extraordinary that you can hear a pin drop,” she said.
“So when Barry was doing his stuff, it was amazing. He had no inhibitions,” she added.
In case you missed it: ‘Saltburn’: Does Oliver Commit Necrophilia During Felix’s Cemetary Scene?
The Infamous Bathtub Scene Has Inspired An Odd Business Idea
The bathtub scene in ‘Saltburn’ has become one of the most controversial sequences in the film. As the movie gains popularity, audiences continue to share their initial reactions to the scene. Keoghan himself has also talked about the scene and the significance it holds in the movie. While speaking about it, Keoghan said it was important to get into his character’s mindset and acknowledge the depth of his fascination with Felix, played by Jaco Elordi.
Interestingly, the scene has also inspired some unconventional business ideas. People have started selling candles claiming to capture the essence of Felix’s bathwater. The merchandise has sparked reactions from the cast, including Keoghan and Margot Robbie, who worked as producers for the film.
Elordi himself also responded to the bathwater-scented candle on ‘The Tonight Show‘. When presented with the candle, he first smelled it and then pretended to drink it for humor’s sake. He said it smells like detergent and did not really seem impressed.
You might also like to read: