Seyfried told Porter magazine that she purposely allowed herself to feel uncomfortable on film sets earlier in her career since keeping her job required it.
During an interview with the magazine, she described her experience “wishes she could be coming up now, in an era where intimacy coordinators are an on-set requirement and actors are in a better position to speak up.” However, she described herself as “pretty unscathed” in her early days in Hollywood, even though she is stunned by what happened.
“Being 19, walking around without my underwear on – like, are you kidding me? How did I let that happen?” said Seyfried. “Oh, I know why: I was 19, and I didn’t want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.”
Int intimacy coordinators have recently made headlines since “Game of Thrones” and “Lord of the Rings” stars have criticized their inclusion in films and television shows. As Bean explained, “the natural way lovers behave” is “ruined by someone bringing it right down to a technical exercise.” Several actors have commented on Bean’s opinion, including “Snowpiercer” star Lena.
“If I feel comfortable with my scene partner and with others in the room, then I won’t need an intimacy coordinator,” she tweeted. “BUT if there is any part of me that is feeling weird, gross, over-exposed, etc. Then, I will challenge the scene’s necessity, or I’ll want an IC [intimacy coordinator].”
“West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler was direct, relating to “intimacy coordinators establish an environment of safety for actors.” The star said, “I was extremely grateful for the one we had on ‘West Side Story’ — they showed grace to a newcomer like myself and educated those around me who’ve had years of experience. Spontaneity in intimate scenes can be unsafe. Wake up.”
Continuing, “Midnight Mass” and “Bly Manor,” Mr. Rahul Kohli actor, “I’ve worked with a few intimacy coordinators now, and while ever so slightly embarrassing at first, they are essential for protecting our safety, making us comfortable and opening up constructive dialogue between the actors and director when scenes call for ‘intimacy.'”
This year, Seyfriend has received a nomination for her role as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s “The Dropout.”