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Bearded Bobby Cannavale goes shirtless as he relaxes in an infinity pool

Bearded Bobby Cannavale goes shirtless as he relaxes in an infinity pool in behind-the-scenes footage from Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers is currently one of the hottest shows on television.

And in behind-the-scenes footage from the series, leading man Bobby Cannavale cooled off in an infinity pool.

Footage of the bearded actor, 51, chilling in the tub was shared to co-star Melissa McCarthy’s Instagram account this week.

Chilling: Nine Perfect Strangers is one of the hottest shows on television. And in behind-the-scenes footage from the series, leading man Bobby Cannavale cooled off in a pool

Melissa was playing a game where she filmed her co-stars and asked them to name nine different strangers.

Bobby named political philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky, farming mogul  Frank Perdue, football coach Nick Saban, CNN host Wolf Blitzer, singer Bette Midler and comedian Tig Notaro. 

Melissa and Bobby both star in Nine Perfect Strangers alongside A-listers like Nicole Kidman and Asher Keddie. 

‘It kind of delves into some of the biggest existentialist questions,’ Nicole told Associated Press of the series.

Relaxing: Footage of the bearded actor, 51, chilling in the tub was shared to co-star Melissa McCarthy's Instagram account this week

Relaxing: Footage of the bearded actor, 51, chilling in the tub was shared to co-star Melissa McCarthy’s Instagram account this week

‘What is reality? What place can you choose to exist in? Can we alter that? Is there another reality that we can access that maybe is a more desired reality?’

The Hulu limited series is definitely ambitious, centering on nine troubled people attending a remote Northern California wellness retreat. Kidman plays Masha, the spa’s mysterious guru who has an unusual treatment method involving psychedelics.

The strangers include an unhappy romance writer, a former football star, a bored couple, a simmering-with-anger divorcee, a mysterious gay man and three members of a family grieving the loss of a fourth. 

Handsome: The hunk showed off his good looks as he relaxed in the water

Handsome: The hunk showed off his good looks as he relaxed in the water 

Their 10-day retreat is told over eight episodes – like an Agatha Christie-style parlor mystery mashed with an adult ‘The Breakfast Club.’

The series is adapted by David E. Kelley and John Henry Butterworth from Liane Moriarty´s 2018 novel of the same name. 

The show’s cast is impressive, with McCarthy, Cannavale, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving and Michael Shannon in the ensemble.

‘I loved that there were so many characters in it that I felt were so truly three-dimensional,’ said McCarthy, who plays the novelist.

Celebrity: Bobby stars in Nine Perfect Strangers alongside A-listers like Nicole Kidman

Celebrity: Bobby stars in Nine Perfect Strangers alongside A-listers like Nicole Kidman

‘They were complicated, and people are messy. And I thought that’s how real people are. I don´t know any perfect people. I wouldn´t know how to play someone perfect.’

Some of the issues the series deals with are addiction, the warping influence of social media, emotional suppression, imposter syndrome and the complicated nuances of mourning. The nine visitors – as well as the spa staff, including Masha – are hurting in some way.

‘What would you do to take away the pain? How far would you go?’ asks Kidman. ‘Those questions are really interesting to me, particularly when they’re put in an entertaining format.’

Cast: The Hulu limited series is definitely ambitious, centering on nine troubled people attending a remote Northern California wellness retreat. Kidman plays Masha, the spa's mysterious guru who has an unusual treatment method involving psychedelics

Cast: The Hulu limited series is definitely ambitious, centering on nine troubled people attending a remote Northern California wellness retreat. Kidman plays Masha, the spa’s mysterious guru who has an unusual treatment method involving psychedelics

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