In a recent interview with The Times of London Sunday Magazine, Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean criticized intimacy coordinators on set, saying they “spoil the spontaneity” of filming intimate scenes. Following this, many actresses spoke out against his comments and highlighted why intimacy coordinators are important.
West Side Story actress Rachel Zegler posted to Twitter on Monday (August 8th), “intimacy coordinators establish an environment of safety for actors. i was extremely grateful for the one we had on WSS— they showed grace to a newcomer like myself + educated those around me who’ve had years of experience. spontaneity in intimate scenes can be unsafe. wake up.”
The Good Place star Jameela Jamil wrote, “It should only be technical. It’s like a stunt. Our job as actors is to make it not look technical. Nobody wants an impromptu grope…”