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October 05, 2015 05:55 PM

If you’re a man working for Shonda Rhimes, you might have to show a little more skin than your female counterparts.

Scandal‘s Tony Goldwyn recently said he and co-star Scott Foley are required to do more shirtless scenes than they necessarily would chose on their own.

“Shonda’s rule is, ‘Women can wear whatever they want. The guys have to take their clothes off whenever I tell them to,’ ” Goldwyn told Fox 5 New York. “So Scott and I every week, we’d be reading these scripts out loud, we do it all together, and one of us would turn the page and our shirt would be off so we re like ‘You’re on deck,’ ‘You’re up.’ ”

Goldwyn said when it comes to shirtless scenes, Foley is better suited for the job.

“Scott is a far better athlete than I am actually. Scott starves himself, and I am just not that disciplined, so you know, I do go to the gym, but I ll have the donut when I want it,” he said.

Another Hollywood leading man recently joked about the way Rhimes’ TV shows treat men, with Rob Lowe calling out Grey’s Anatomy and other shows for objectifying men.

“People go on and on about the objectification of women, and rightly so,” Lowe told Vulture. “But what about the objectification of men? When was the last time you saw Grey’s Anatomy?”

Scandal airs Thursdays (9 p.m. ET) on ABC.

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