Sean Bean has suggested that intimacy coordinators “spoil the spontaneity” of sex scenes.
That time The actor has directed many intimate scenes throughout his career, most notably in a 1993 adaptation of DH Lawrence’s raunchy novel opposite Joely Richardson Lady Chatterley’s lover.
In a new interview, Bean discussed the impact intimacy coordinators — specialists who work on film and television sets to choreograph and allow actors to feel comfortable filming sex scenes — had had on the show.
“I would imagine that it slows down the thrust. Ha, not the jab, that’s the wrong word,” he said The timesadding: “It would spoil the spontaneity.
“It would inhibit me more because it draws attention to things. Someone who says, “Do that, put your hand there while you touch his thing…” I think the natural way lovers act would be ruined if someone brought it down to a technical exercise.”
He continued: “Lady Chatterley was spontaneous. It was joy. We had good chemistry between us and we knew what we were doing was unusual. Because she was married, I was married. But we followed the story. We have tried to present the truth of what DH Lawrence wrote.”
The intimacy coordinator became a staple on mainstream movie sets in the wake of #MeToo to protect female actors.
Bean acknowledged this, saying, “I suppose it depends on the actress.”
Discussion of a never-aired scene from the Netflix series snowpiercer in which he was nude with an actress, he added, “This one came from a musical cabaret background so she was up for anything.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/sean-bean-intimacy-coordinator-lady-chatterleys-lover-b2139443.html Sean Bean says intimacy coordinators ‘ruin’ the process of filming sex scenes: ‘It would spoil the spontaneity’