Seyfried’s remarks come at a time where the idea of intimacy coordinators is very hot.
Former Game of Thrones star Sean Bean spoke out against the idea of intimacy coordinators—who are responsible for the safety and well-being of actors during scenes of a sexual nature on set—in an interview with the Sunday Times.
“It would inhibit me more because it’s drawing attention to things,”Bean. “Somebody saying, ‘Do this, put your hands there, while you touch his thing…'”
Bean pointed out one scene in particular. Snowpiercer co-star Lena HallThe intimacy coordinator was not used by the couple.
“Often the best work you do, where you’re trying to push the boundaries, and the very nature of it is experimental, gets censored when TV companies or the advertisers say it’s so much,”He spoke highly of their scene. “It’s a nice scene, quite surreal, dream-like and abstract.”
Hall replied later, explaining why she didn’t feel the need to have the help of a coordinator.
“Sean is an awesome actor and made me feel not only comfortable but also like I had a true acting partner in those bizarre scenes,”She elaborated. “It was us against the world and we were gonna tell that story.”