Lena Dunham has praised Jon Bernthal for his “thoughtfulness” on the set of her latest film sharp stick, said he should teach a course on how to be a man in a sex scene.
That Living Dead The actress stars alongside Dunham in her latest comedy – out now – about a naïve 26-year-old (Kristine Froseth) who begins an affair with an older employer.
In a new interview with W MagazineDunham opened up about her directing process sharp stick and the pleasure of working with Bernthal.
Speaking about filming sex scenes, Dunham said all she wants is “to create an environment that allows people to talk about sexuality that is actually safe.”
“I have to give credit to Jon Bernthal — I always joke that he should teach a course on how to be a man in a sex scene,” she said. “He’s so gentle and so thoughtful that he could literally have a side hustle as an intimacy coordinator.”
That girl The creator and star added, “I feel like I’ve always had this fear of directing men, this fear that I might not be strong enough or tough enough or show them what a boss I am.”
Dunham made her directorial debut with the 2010 drama Indie tiny furniture, followed by six seasons of comedy series girlfor which she received eight Emmy nominations.
“I feel like a lot of women directors have that confidence of being able to keep up with the way or express themselves the way the guys do,” she added.
“Jon let me be the director I am; he heard me and I didn’t have to be loud, scary or domineering. He came straight off the set King Richard and he could have been so tired. Instead, he just stopped us all.”
Bernthal starred alongside Will Smith in the Oscar-nominated film about tennis pros Serena and Venus Williams. He is currently appearing in FX’s cooking drama The bear.
Dunham added, “I’ve always joked that if I could direct shows with all women on them, I would do it. And now I love leading men because [with] Jon, I didn’t have to yell through a megaphone.”
Following the film’s January debut at the Sundance Film Festival, it received negative reviews from critics, who called it “disgusting.”
sharp stick is coming to cinemas now.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/lena-dunham-jon-bernthal-sharp-stick-sex-scene-b2136743.html Lena Dunham says co-star Jon Bernthal should teach a class on ‘how to be a man in a sex scene’