AceShowbiz - Richard Madden might have swooned fans with his muscular physique, but his celebrity friends apparently didn't buy any of it. In fact, the actor who gained fame through his portrayal of Robb Stark in "Game of Thrones" found himself being roasted recently for uploading a shirtless Instagram selfie.
On Tuesday, February 18, the 33-year-old shared a picture of him flaunting his bare chest with a caption that read, "Tuesday's mountain". It quickly caught the attention of his former co-star Alfie Allen who commented, "You've changed." His co-star from "The Eternals", Gemma Chan, further teased, "Thirsty?"
Another co-star Barry Keoghan simply made a reference to Madden's role as Ikaris in the upcoming Marvel movie, while Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander joked, "i'd climb that mountain any day." TV location manager Millie Gladwin, on the other hand, wondered, "Why we never saw that on set?"
Madden's longtime friend, Douglas Booth, also could not help but poke fun at his fresh look. "Did you Uber to the top? You don't look very sweaty," he asked in the comment section which received a lighthearted reply from the "Rocketman" actor that read, "yep the Uber was there I just jumped out for the picture."
The roasting aside, Madden has landed the lead role in "The Eternals". He joined a cast ensemble that also includes Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie and his "GoT" co-star Kit Harington. Of his part in the superhero movie, he previously told British GQ, "I'm one of ten immortals put on the planet... to, erm, protect us from bad guys."
On his current success, the "1917" actor shared, "I've been working for 22 years, so it's not like it's crept up on me. I've worked hard to get where I am and the stars have aligned for me." He added, "I'm just enjoying riding the wave…And I'm running with it. Because it could all fall apart at any minute - and I'll be left with nothing!"