Amanda Seyfried reflects on her career and the pressure she felt shooting nude scenes at a young age. The stall The Emmy-nominated actress wishes there were intimacy coordinators when she started out, as she remembers being put in awkward situations.
“Being 19, walking around without my underwear on – like, are you kidding me? How did I let this happen? she said in an interview with Porter. “Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anyone, and I wanted to keep my job. That is why.”
Seyfried started acting in soap operas like As the world turns and All my children. She would also have a central role in the mystery of a season on Veronique Mars where she played the role of Lilly Kane just before starring in mean girls. It was in the latter film that Seyfried previously revealed that she felt “disgusted” by boys who came to her asking for the weather forecast because her character could predict rain using her breasts.
“I was like 18. It was just disgusting,” she told Marie Claire magazine earlier this year.
Seyfried’s comments come after game of thrones Actor Sean Bean said he’s not a fan of intimacy coordinators because they “spoil the spontaneity” of scenes.
“I think the natural behavior of lovers would be ruined if someone reduced it to a technical exercise,” he told The Times of London. “It would inhibit me more because it draws attention to things.”
Bean’s comments drew disapproval from West Side Story star Rachel Zegler who said “spontaneity in intimate scenes can be dangerous”.
Recently, the SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors approved a membership pathway for Intimacy Coordinators who are on set when intimate scenes are filmed and serve as liaisons between the cast and production.
“The role of intimacy coordinators greatly enhances safety and well-being on sets and in productions requiring intimate scenes,” said Union President Fran Drescher. “Their value is immeasurable and the National Council is committed to integrating Privacy Coordinators into the SAG-AFTRA family and ensuring that they receive the kind of benefits and protections that other members already enjoy. .”