Amanda Seyfried says she felt uncomfortable doing nude scenes, but wanted to ‘keep my job’
Amanda Seyfried reflected on being a young actress in Hollywood in front of intimacy coordinators — or professionals who help stage sex scenes and provide protection for performers — were one thing.
The ‘The Dropout’ star said in a recent Net-a-Porter profile that she “wishes she could come now, in a time when intimacy coordinators are a requirement on set and actors are better placed to express oneself .”
Although the actress said she got through her early years “pretty unscathed,” she still looks back on the things she did with bewilderment.
“Being 19, walking around without my underwear on – like, are you kidding me? How did I let this happen? Seyfried told Net-a-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’s comments come shortly after British ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor Sean Bean questioned the need for intimacy coordinators. He claimed in a recent interview with The Times of London that they “inhibit” his performances and “spoil the spontaneity” of the sex scenes.
His comments got their fair share of backlashincluding from “West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler who tweeted, “Spontaneity in intimate scenes can be dangerous.”
It’s also not the first time that Seyfried has expressed cringe-worthy behaviors that she thought she had to put up with as a young star in Hollywood.
She told Marie Claire in May that she was “disgustedby how some male fans reacted to her famous scene from “Mean Girls” where her character smelled her breasts as a way to predict the weather.
“I always felt really gross about it,” she told the outlet, noting that she was constantly approached by “mostly boys” asking if it was raining. “I was about 18,” she added. “It was just disgusting.”
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