Tennis fans are in for some electric queer tension for the sporty and sexy film ‘Challengers.’
On Monday, July 31, Empire released a new teaser image of ‘Challengers’ where lead stars Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist are seen sweaty, shirtless, and smirking at each other. Talk about hot!
EXCLUSIVE 🎾#Challengers director Luca Guadagnino ‘had no knowledge of tennis’, says star Mike Faist: ‘He was more interested in bodies and sweat,’ he tells Empire.
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) July 31, 2023
In an interview with Empire, Faist talked about director Luca Guadagnino’s approach to the film and said that the director “only had a vague interest in tennis” and had “more interest about bodies and sweat.”
And Zendaya does not seem to have a problem with that as she expressed that Guadagnino is “good at finding sensuality and desire.” The iconic actress explains that there is “so much in just glances.”
Her co-actor O’Connor seems to echo the same sentiment with him saying that the sport “is the sex.” O’Connor also shared that the sporty moments in the film are “sexy “ and that “the film is dealing with the tension before and after. The sex they’re all desperate for is on the court.”