Ewan McGregor had an intimacy coordinator for sex scenes with wife

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By journalsofus.com

Ewan McGregor is opening up about why it was “essential” to have an intimacy coordinator on set during sex scenes with his wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

The actor recently spoke openly about this Radio Times On what it was like to star alongside your wife in a TV miniseries a gentleman in moscowPlus why it might be “awkward” to film intimate moments in front of the entire crew.

“We had an intimacy coordinator!” McGregor said. “It’s still necessary, because it’s also about the crew, and it’s weird to be naked in front of people, it’s weird to be intimate in front of a camera. If you were doing a dance scene, you would have a choreographer. It’s an important part of the job now, because he’s the person that the director and the actor meet in the middle.”

bleeding Love The star explained how in the past, a young actor – who is the same age as his 22-year-old daughter Esther – might have felt pressured by a director or executive to film something they weren’t necessarily comfortable with, this is That’s why intimacy coordinators are so important today.

“My daughter is 22. If a big, famous director went to a 22-year-old girl and said, ‘I want you to be naked in this scene,’ that actress would be like, ‘Oh my God, I It’s a must-do, my career may depend on it.’ And then five years after that, she could look back and say, ‘I wish I hadn’t done that. Why am I naked in that scene? It’s unnecessary,'” McGregor said. “Now there’s someone she can Whose career does not rest on this person’s shoulders.”

McGregor isn’t the only actor who has spoken openly about the importance of intimacy coordinators on TV and film sets in recent years.

Kate Winslet told The New York Times Magazine Earlier this year she said that “every time I had to do a love scene or be partially nude or even a kissing scene, I would benefit from an intimacy coordinator. It would have been nice to have someone with me, because I always have to stand up for myself.”

Emma Thompson also called the use of intimacy coordinators “pretty important” in 2022, adding, “I don’t know [if] You were talking to someone who found it distracting, but you may find another conversation [is] People say, ‘It made me feel comfortable.’ This made me feel safe. “It made me feel like I was capable of doing this.”

a gentleman in moscowThe story, premiering March 29 on Paramount+ with Showtime, follows a Russian aristocrat who is saved from death after being sentenced to house arrest and sent to an attic hotel room while the Bolshevik Revolution Was walking in front of him. Winstead plays Anna Urbanova and McGregor plays Alexander Rostov.

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