The second cumin! Willem Dafoe stuns restaurant staff at an Indian curry house in Cardiff after dropping by for a spicy meal two nights in a row

Staff at a Cardiff restaurant were left shocked after Poor Things star Willem Dafoe visited them for dinner two nights in a row last week.

The star, 68, dined at Indian chain restaurant Mowgli in the Welsh city, with waiters sharing photos with the superstar.

Willem is in Wales filming his latest project The Man in My Basement which is a thriller based on the novel by Walter Mosley.

The Spider-Man star wore all black and flashed a beaming smile as he stood next to the servers in a snap shared on the restaurant’s Instagram page.

The caption said that staff were left ‘fangirling’ over the celebrity after he agreed to take the group photo.

Staff at a Cardiff restaurant were shocked after Poor Things star Willem Dafoe visited them for dinner two nights in a row last week.

Staff at a Cardiff restaurant were shocked after Poor Things star Willem Dafoe visited them for dinner two nights in a row last week.

The star, 68, dined at Indian chain restaurant Mowgli in the Welsh city, with waiters sharing photos with the superstar (Willem seen on January 18, 2014)

The star, 68, dined at Indian chain restaurant Mowgli in the Welsh city, with waiters sharing photos with the superstar (Willem seen on January 18, 2014)

Willem is currently starring in Poor Things with Emma Stone, as her guardian, Dr. Baxter.

Last week Emma defended the sex scenes in the film after producers were forced to edit out a controversial clip ahead of its UK release.

The actress, 35, who plays lead character Bella Baxter who is raised by an eccentric scientist (Willem) in Victorian London, hit back at recent criticism of the film.

The comedy, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, caused a stir in ratings in the British Board of Film Classification.

This is thanks to one controversial sex scene involving two young boys watching Bella (Emma) work as a prostitute after their father hires her to teach them how to have sex.

Defending Poor Things, Emma told BBC Radio 4: ‘Bella is completely free and unashamed about her body.’

She continued: ‘So much of this was to be true to Bella’s experience. It (the sex) is obviously a big part of her experience and her growth, as it is, I think, for most people in life.

‘But I see it as just one aspect of many – her discovery of food, philosophy, travel and dance. Sex is another aspect.’

The caption said staff were left 'fangirling' over the celebrity after he agreed to take the group photo

The caption said staff were left ‘fangirling’ over the celebrity after he agreed to take the group photo

Willem is currently starring in Poor Things with Emma Stone, as her guardian, Dr.  Baxter (seen in the film)

Willem is currently starring in Poor Things with Emma Stone, as her guardian, Dr. Baxter (seen in the film)

Last week Emma defended the sex scenes in the film after producers were forced to edit out a controversial clip ahead of its UK release

Last week Emma defended the sex scenes in the film after producers were forced to edit out a controversial clip ahead of its UK release

Additionally, Emma noticed that Bella felt no embarrassment about her body.

The actress said: ‘She doesn’t know to be embarrassed about these things or to gloss over things or not to dive into the full experience when it comes to anything.

“So for the camera to shy away from that, or to say, ‘well, we’ll cut all of that out because our society operates a certain way,'” it felt like a lack of honesty about who Bella is.

‘I’m not a person who just wants to be naked all the time, but I’m someone who wants to honor the character as fully as possible. It’s part of her journey.’

The film is currently certified 18 in the UK, but only after the controversial sex scene has been adjusted to meet the criteria.

A statement by the British Board of Film Classification read: ‘We originally saw this film for advice. We have informed the distributor that we are likely to classify the film 18 subject to changes being made to one short sequence depicting sexual activity in the presence of children.’

They added: ‘This is in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978. When the distributor submitted the film for formal classification, the scene was re-edited, and we were able to classify the film 18.’

The picture contains more than a dozen explicit sex scenes and a large amount of foul language.

An anti-Poor Things whisper campaign began soon after it hit the festival circuit, with some saying the use of the word ‘slow down’ early in the movie was problematic.

Likewise Stone’s portrayal of Bella in the initial period, after her brain has been swapped with that of her unborn baby.

The film is based on Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name, which was originally published in 1992.

An official trailer for Poor Things reveals that Bella Baxter was killed by her guardian, Dr. Baxter, played by Willem, resurrected after she died by suicide.

Men in the trailer are confused by Bella’s eccentric behavior, with Baxter explaining that ever since he brought her back to life, her head and body have been out of sync.

Stone noted in a Bella feature from Searchlight Pictures that, “The more autonomous Bella becomes, the more challenged men seem by her.”

An official trailer for Poor Things reveals that Bella Baxter was killed by her guardian, Dr.  Baxter, played by Willem, resurrected after she died by suicide (Willem and Emma seen at Golden Globes)

An official trailer for Poor Things reveals that Bella Baxter was killed by her guardian, Dr. Baxter, played by Willem, resurrected after she died by suicide (Willem and Emma seen at Golden Globes)

Men in the trailer are confused by Bella's eccentric behavior, with Baxter explaining that ever since he brought her back to life, her head and body have been out of sync

Men in the trailer are confused by Bella’s eccentric behavior, with Baxter explaining that ever since he brought her back to life, her head and body have been out of sync

She revealed that she ‘wanted to play Bella because it felt like acceptance of what it is to be a woman.’

The actress also expressed her gratitude to Yorgos, saying that he ‘gave me a gift to make me a producer on (Poor Things.)’

“I’ve had an insight into the whole process that I wouldn’t have had if I’d just acted in it,” she said. “It just felt like the perfect combination.”

The cast of the movie is rounded off by artists such as Ramy Youssef and Mark Ruffalo.