Amanda Seyfried reflects on her career and the pressure that she felt while shooting nude scenes as a youngster. The Dropout Emmy nominated actor wishes there had been intimacy coordinators when she began, as she recollects being in uncomfortable situations.
“I was 19 years old and I walked around in my underwear – is that crazy? In an interview with Porter, she explained how this happened. “Oh, I do know the reason. I was 19, and I didn’t want to upset anyone. I also wanted to keep my job. That’s why.”
Seyfried started her acting career in soaps such as As The World Turns, All My Children. Seyfried would also play a key role in the season-long mystery of Veronica Mars, where she was Lilly Kane. This role came right before her role as a star in Mean Girls. Seyfried revealed that she was “grossed out” by boys asking her for weather predictions. Her character, who could forecast rain using her breasts, made this revelation in the last movie.
“I was 18 years old. It was gross,” she said to Marie Claire earlier this year.
Seyfried’s remarks come after Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean stated that he didn’t like intimacy coordinators because they “spoil spontaneity” of scenes.
He told The Times of London, “I believe the natural way lovers behaved would be destroyed by someone bringing them down to a technical exercise.” It would hinder me more as it draws attention to things.
West Side Story star Rachel Zegler disapproved of Bean’s comments, who stated that “spontaneity within intimate scenes can be dangerous.”
SAGAFTRA’s National Board approved a pathway to membership for Intimacy Coordinators who are present on set during intimate scenes and act as liaisons between production and actors.
Fran Drescher (union president) stated that “intimacy coordinators greatly improve safety and well-being both on sets and in productions that require intimate scenes.” Their value is immeasurable. The National Board is committed in bringing intimacy coordinators to the SAG-AFTRA family, and ensuring that they enjoy the same benefits and protections as other members.