‘Game of Thrones’ Star Complains Intimacy Supervisors Ruin Sex Scenes, Actresses Respond

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Complains Intimacy Supervisors Ruin Sex Scenes, Actresses Respond

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Actor Sean Bean as Ned Stark in Game of Thrones (Photo: Playback)

Actor Sean Bean as Ned Stark in Game of Thrones (Photo: Playback)

Actor Sean Bean has been publicly scolded by more than one peer after complaining about the increasingly constant presence of intimacy monitors in Hollywood productions. The 63yearold star of Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings franchise said sex scenes end up losing their spontaneity and being ruined by professionals who are hired to ensure the wellbeing of actors and actresses.

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Bean revealed his statements on the matter in an interview with the British newspaper The Times. His lines have been questioned on social media by actresses Lena Hall, Rachel Zegler and Jameela Jamil.

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Sean Bean in a scene from The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Photo: Reproduction)

Sean Bean in a scene from The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Photo: Reproduction)

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“They end up inhibiting me because they draw attention to things,” Bean said of having intimacy counselors on sets. “Someone says, ‘Do that, put your hand over there while you play here…’. I think the spontaneity of two lovers’ behavior is ruined when someone turns it into a technical practice.”

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He then mentioned his partnership with actress Lena Hall in a sex scene on the series ‘Expresso do Amanhã’, which was eventually pulled from the production: “She’s got cabaret baggage, so she’s ready to do anything.”

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Sean Bean and Lena Hall in Snowpiercer (Photo: Reproduction)

Sean Bean and Lena Hall in Snowpiercer (Photo: Reproduction)

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Responding to the mention of her name on Twitter, Hall said: “I think I’d better clear up some misinformation because people are asking me if I’m okay. Just because I’ve worked in theater (not cabaret, although I’ve done a few gigs) doesn’t mean I’m ready to do anything. Sean Bean is a great actor who not only made me feel comfortable but safe in these bizarre scenes.”

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Then it was Love, Sublime Amor’s (2021) star Rachel Zegler’s turn to lament Bean’s lines. She recalled the work done by the intimacy counselors for the film adaptation of her sex scene in the film directed by Steven Spielberg.

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Actress Rachel Zegler in the film Love, Sublime Love (2021) (Photo: Disclosure)

Actress Rachel Zegler in the film Love, Sublime Love (2021) (Photo: Disclosure)

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“Intimacy caregivers create a safe environment for actors,” the actress said. “I am very grateful to the maintainer of ‘Amor, Sublime Amor’ a necessary person for someone as inexperienced as I am and a mentor to those with years of experience. Spontaneity in intimate scenes is not without its dangers.”

Jameela Jamil wrote on Twitter: “It just has to be technical. It’s like a stunt double. Our job as actors is to make it look like it’s not technical.”

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Jameela Jamil on The Good Place series (Photo: Disclosure)

Jameela Jamil on The Good Place series (Photo: Disclosure)