News - Aug 29, 2022
Amanda Seyfried admits feeling uncomfortable when filming nude scenes at 19, she felt she needed to do them in order to "keep my job." At the age of 15, Seyfried began acting in soap operas before moving on to teen hits such as "Mean Girls" and "Veronica Mars."
According to an interview with Porter magazine, Seyfried recalled her early years as a performer and expressed her wish she started out now, as intimacy coordinators are becoming more common and actors are more willing to admit it when they are uncomfortable with scenes.
The actress said, "Being 19 and walking around without underwear on - I don't think I can believe I let that happen." She explained, "I was 19 and I didn't want to upset anybody, and I want to keep my job. That's why." Additionally, she stated that she was able to exit the pre-#MeToo era "pretty unscathed."
There has recently been an increase in the use of intimacy coordinators on film sets - professionals who assist with the choreography of intimate scenes between actors. Recently, several actors have spoken out about the change and revealed that it makes them more comfortable when filming sex scenes and nudity scenes.
"The Outlander" star Sam Heughan and "Tomb Raider" actress Alicia Vikander expressed earlier this year that they did not feel adequately supported or protected while filming sex scenes without coordination. The UK's Sunday Times reported earlier this week that intimacy coordinators can "save the spontaneity" on a set during sex scenes.
Bean stated that this would affect him more because it draws attention to things. When someone asks, "What should I do, place my hands here as you touch his thing...", I believe that the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone making it a technical endeavor."
"Snowpiercer" costar Lena Hall, Rachel Zegler, and Jameela Jamil all defended the use of intimacy coordinators in response to Bean's remarks. Bean mentioned Hall in the Sunday Times interview as someone who was "up for anything" as a result of her theater experience.
Hall clarified on Twitter that she felt "comfortable" around Bean, but that if she ever felt uncomfortable, gross, or overexposed, she would not hesitate to request an intimacy coordinator. The actor continued: "I do believe intimacy coordinators would make a welcome addition to the set, and I am convinced that they could also assist with trauma experienced in other scenes."