Scott Foley: I Had to Google 'Eiffel Tower' After Reading the 'Scandal' Script

by Antoinette Bueno 10:46 AM PDT, October 21, 2014
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Shonda Rhimes' Scandal has been getting seriously racy this season, but the ABC show took it to a whole new level last week, when they referred to a sexual position known as "Eiffel Towering."

It turns out you're not alone if you had to Google the term -- Scandal's Scott Foley recently chatted with HuffPost Live, and admitted even he had to do some research to figure out the sexual position's meaning.

"I had to Google what an Eiffel tower was after reading the script," he said. "I knew that it was obviously a sexual act, but I was surprised at the graphic nature of it, yes."

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Foley also weighed in on another shocking Scandal scene, in which he gets super, errr … touchy-feely with Olivia Pope on a beach.

"I think it's OK, we didn't think about it too much when we shot it," he surprisingly said.

But he did defend the sexual scenes in the show, adding that it isn't up to him to decide what's "appropriate or not."

"Look ... all these things have to pass standards of practices that have to be approved by the network, so the network wouldn't air it if they didn't think it was appropriate," he said. "Unfortunately, it's not my job to decide what's appropriate or not. I do what's in the script, and Shonda writes amazing characters in compromising and amazing situations, and I think it worked. It got the fans talking about it. I think it shows where their relationship is."

Rhimes herself recently defended her sex scenes in another ABC show, How to Get Away with Murder, when a Twitter user criticized the show's gay sex scenes.

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For more on the sassy Twitter exchange, check out the video below.