Lena Hall has responded to Sean Bean’s controversial comments about the need for intimacy coordinators on film and TV sets.
In an interview with Britain’s Times magazine, the Game of Thrones actor claimed that intimacy coordinators “spoil the spontaneity” of filming a sex scene by “bringing attention to things.”
When the interviewer pointed out that intimacy coordinators can help protect actors from sexual misconduct, Sean referenced his Snowpiercer co-star Lena and replied, “I guess it depends on the actress. This one (Lena) had a musical background in the cabaret, so she was ready for anything.
Following the comments, Lena took to Twitter to clarify her views.
“Just because I do theater (not cabaret, but I play it from time to time) doesn’t mean I’m ready for anything. Seriously, it depends on the other actor, the scene that we are about to do, the director and the crew that has to be there to film it,” she wrote. “Sean is an awesome actor and made me feel not only comfortable, but also like I had a real acting partner in those weird scenes. It was us against the world and we were going to tell this story.
Lena also noted that if she had any qualms about filming a scene, she wouldn’t hesitate to bring in an intimacy coordinator.
“If I feel comfortable with my stage partner and the others in the room, I won’t need an intimacy coordinator. BUT if there’s a part of me that feels weird , disgusting, overexposed, etc., I will dispute the need for the scene or I will want an IC,” added the 42-year-old.