Chace Crawford speaks about photoshoot for superhero show The Boys that left very little to the imagination

Chace Crawford turned a lot of heads with the photoshoot

Chace Crawford has spoken about a photoshoot for superhero show The Boys that attracted him some unexpected attention.

In the Amazon Prime Video show the actor plays The Deep, a superhero who possesses the ability to communicate with aquatic life and breathe underwater.

A promotional calendar for the show attracted Crawford some unexpected attention in August, thanks to an extremely large bulge visible through his skintight costume.

Chace Crawford says photoshoot bulge will ‘forever remain a mystery’.

However, the actor has suggested that in reality, there may in fact be rather less than meets the eye.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor said: “There is a story behind that but I’m sworn to secrecy by [showrunner] Eric Kripke.

“I’m sworn to secrecy. I wish I could give you a good answer but we’ll never know. It will forever remain a mystery. We will never know!”

Chace Crawford's character The Deep featured on every page of the promotional calendar

Chace Crawford’s character The Deep featured on every page of the promotional calendar

The actor also explained that he was hoodwinked into thinking every character would be featured on the calendar.

He said: “They showed me one of the months and I’m like, ‘Cool.’ But then I’m flipping through and I’m like, ‘Wait, I’m in every one of these! It’s just me. Well, s**t.’

“I died laughing. It’s obviously in character and it’s amazingly cheesy and really funny. We really went for it.”

The Boys actor has had a lot of ‘interesting’ DMs since photoshoot.

Of the inevitable reaction to the bulge, Crawford said: “I thought it was so funny, but I don’t think anyone got a bigger kick out of it than Eric Kripke.

“He thought it was the funniest thing in the world. Oh God.

“It was probably a little bit over-covered but I was like, ‘Whatever The Deep can do for you guys to get some press, you know I’m ready to support the show!’

“That was one I had to explain to a few people. I got a lot of weird DMs in my inbox. A lot of love, a lot of love!”