Amanda Seyfried says she felt uncomfortable filming nude scenes when she was 19

  • Amanda Seyfried recalled being uncomfortable filming nude scenes when she was just 19.
  • Seyfried told Porter magazine that she only did it so she could keep her job.
  • She added that she wished there were more intimacy coordinators when she entered the film industry.

Amanda Seyfried admitted she felt uncomfortable filming nude scenes when she was 19, but felt she had to do it to “keep my job”.

Seyfried started her acting career when she was 15 on soap operas before moving on to teen hits like “Mean Girls” and “Veronica Mars.”

During an interview with Porter magazine, Seyfried recalled her early years as an actress and said she wished she started now because intimacy coordinators are more common and actors can talk about being uncomfortable with scenes.

“Being 19, walking around without your underwear on — like, are you kidding me? How did I let that happen?” Seyfried said. “Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anyone and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.”

She added that she emerged from the pre-#MeToo era “fairly unscathed.”

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Amanda Seyfried was a mouse for Halloween in “Mean Girls”.

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Intimacy coordinators – professionals who help choreograph intimate scenes between actors – have only become commonplace on some film sets in recent years. Several actors have recently spoken about the change and how it has made them more comfortable filming sex scenes or nudity.

“Outlander” star Sam Heughan and “Tomb Raider” star Alicia Vikander spoke earlier this year about not feeling “supported” or “protected” when filming sex scenes without coordinators.

Earlier this week, “Game of Thrones” star Sean Bean told Britain’s Sunday Times that intimacy coordinators “destroy the spontaneity” on set during sex scenes.

“It would inhibit me more because it draws attention to things,” Bean said. “Someone saying, ‘Do this, put your hands there, touching his thing…’ I think the natural way lovers behave would be destroyed by someone reducing it to a technical exercise.”

“West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler“The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil, and even Bean’s “Snowpiercer” co-star Lena Hall responded to Bean’s comments, defending the use of intimacy coordinators.

Hall, who was mentioned by Bean in the Sunday Times interview as someone who was “up for everything” because of her theater experience, explained on Twitter that she felt “comfortable” around Bean but had no problem asking for a intimacy coordinator if she ever felt “weird, gross, overexposed, etc.”

“Just because I’m in theater (not cabaret, but I perform them occasionally) doesn’t mean I’m ready for anything,” Hall wrote. “It seriously depends on the other actor, the scene we’re doing, the director and what crew needs to be there to film it.”

The actor continued: “I feel intimacy coordinators are a welcome addition to the set and think they can also help with trauma experienced in other scenes.”

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