At the 33rd annual Producers Guild Awards Saturday (March 19th), Simon Rex told People he “wasn’t allowed” to keep the prosthetic penis he wore for Red Rocket. Rex let the world know that he was wearing a prosthesis during the nude scene in the film while accepting the award for Best Male Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards.

“I just had fun with it, and me and Sean Baker … we agreed that we were going to keep it mysterious, and not say whether or not that was really me naked,” he said. “And at that point, after we won the Spirit Award, I said, 'It's time to tell people.' We did this for eight months. We somehow got away with it for eight months. It was just time to let people know.”

“I finally had to let it be known,” he added.

Rex said that the prop “will be in a museum one day.” When asked if he would donate it to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, he said, “I like that idea.”


In a recent interview with The Guardian, Red Rocket actor Simon Rex said several U.K. tabloids offered him $70,000 to say he was intimate with Meghan Markle while she was still working as an actress.

Rex and Markle both appeared on a 2005 episode of Cuts, but they only ever went to a platonic lunch together.

“I was broke as f—! I really needed the money … But I'll be on food stamps before I do that,” he told the publication.

Markle sent him a thank you note for choosing to be honest, which he has framed in his Joshua Tree home. “She said: 'It's nice to know there are still good people,'” Rex told The Guardian.