Sean Bean is a veteran in Hollywood. He’s starred in huge projects throughout the years such as The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and The Martian. He’s had his fair share of steamy experiences on screen. However, he doesn’t like how ‘intimacy coordinators‘ defuse all the sexual tension in such scenes.

The GOT star spoke about his bone to pick with the coordinators in an interview with U.K.’s Times Magazine. He said that they make a sex scene too technical with their directions.

It would inhibit me more because it’s drawing attention to things. Somebody saying, ‘Do this, put your hands there, while you touch his thing…’ I think the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone bringing it right down to a technical exercise.

Bean referenced his sex scene from the 1993 flick ‘Lady Chatterley.’ According to him, it was an unusual scene done in an experimental way. He said that despite both the actors being married, they followed the directions of the story.

‘Lady Chatterly’ was spontaneous. It was a joy. We had a good chemistry between us, and we knew what we were doing was unusual. Because she was married, I was married. But we were following the story. We were trying to portray the truth of what DH Lawrence wrote.

The actor also had an extremely steamy scene in the Snowpiercer TV series. He claimed that he had one of his best acting moments in that scene, but it was removed from the series because of the advertisers.

I think they cut a bit out actually. Often the best work you do, where you’re trying to push the boundaries, and the very nature of it is experimental, gets censored when TV companies or the advertisers say it’s so much. It’s a nice scene, quite surreal, dream-like and abstract. And mango-esque.

Bean also acknowledged that coordinators are necessary to help the actors avoid a #MeToo controversy. He also spoke about fan conventions and pointed out one convention from his LOTR days. He said the staff treated good fans of the series like they were in “a cattle market.”

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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