House of Dragon intimacy coordinator says Emily Carey shows importance of work after Sean Bean comments

house of the dragonThe intimacy coordinator of has said that Emily Carey’s comments about feeling supported during sex scenes go against Sean Bean’s controversial comments about her role.

*Spoilers for House of the Dragon below*

Carey was just 17 when she was cast to play Lady Alicent Hightower game of Thrones Prequel series and 18 when filming began. In one scene Alicent is shown having sex with her husband Viserys Targaryen. The king is played by Paddy Considine, who is 30 years older than Carey.

“It scared me because at that point I hadn’t met Paddy … and all I saw was, you know, a 47-year-old man and I, I was a little bit concerned,” Carey said in a recent interview . before adding that the “amazing” intimacy coordinator allowed her to feel comfortable on set.

In a new interview with meetingMiriam Lucia discussed Carey’s comments and how, without the presence of an intimacy coordinator, the actor “wouldn’t have known how to handle the shoot.”

“It was good to hear that this would follow Sean Bean’s comments about how intimacy coordinators ruin spontaneity,” she said, referring to recent comments in which the game of Thrones Star said he felt “stuck” by the presence of this third party when filming sex scenes.

“But I understand why he said that, because he doesn’t have the same experience with it and because it’s a new role on set,” Lucia reasoned. “People don’t really know what we’re doing. Some ask why we are there.

“It can still be weird for people wondering if I’m checking if they’re following the rules of a closed set. But often my behind-the-scenes work has been done in advance, speaking to the director, the producer, the actors, even lawyers when necessary, regarding waivers and things that need to happen.”

Emily Carey as Alicent Hightower in The House of the Dragon


She continued, “If there’s an issue or a change or something becomes uncomfortable physically or mentally, we’ll postpone it, but at this point the job is largely done and hopefully seamless. We have to be prepared for the shooting date, but also know that there won’t be any nasty surprises.”

This week’s episode of house of the dragon is Carey’s final role as Alicent as the show will now feature a significant time warp and she and Milly Alcock will be replaced by Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke.

You can read all the talking points from the fifth episode of house of the dragon here.

house of the dragon will continue in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Mondays at 2am before repeating later in the day at 9pm. House of Dragon intimacy coordinator says Emily Carey shows importance of work after Sean Bean comments


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