Lena Dunham said Jon Bernthal should give classes on “how to be a man in an s*x scene“, appreciating Jon Bernthal’s “thoughtfulness” on the set of her newest movie Sharp Stick. In her recent interview with W Magazine, she talked about the directorial process for Sharp Stick, which is about a young naive girl who begins an affair with an older employer.
Dunham says Jon Bernthal should give classes on “how to be a man in an s*x scene“
In the interview, she talked about filming sex scenes stating that all she wanted was to “create an environment that allowed people to talk about sexuality that was actually safe” and also talked about the Punisher actor,
“I have to give credit to Jon Bernthal – I always joke that he should give a class on how to be a man in a s*x scene. He is so gentle and so thoughtful, he could literally have a side hustle as an intimacy coordinator.”
She appreciated Jon Bernthal’s thoughtfulness on the set of the movie.
Madam Director said Bernthal was very cooperative
She then stated that the actor was very cooperative on the set, saying:
“I feel like there’s always been this anxiety I’ve had with directing men, this fear that I wouldn’t be strong enough or tough enough or show them what a boss I was. I feel a lot of female directors have this self-consciousness about being able to match or show up to the way the guys do it. Jon let me be exactly the director that I am; he heard me and I didn’t have to be loud, scary, or dominant. He was coming right off the set of King Richard and he could have been so tired. Instead, he just held us all up,” adding, “I used to joke that if I could direct shows with only women in them, I would. And now, I love directing men because [with] Jon, I didn’t have to yell through a megaphone.”
She shared that the actor came back from the set of King Richard but he did not let her down as he still gave his best.
Working with the actor was much easier than she expected
She appreciated the fact that working with the Punisher actor was much easier than she expected. She also stated that she now loves directing men because of him. She said, “I used to joke that if I could direct shows with only women in them, I would. And now, I love directing men because [with] Jon, I didn’t have to yell through a megaphone.”
Sharp Stick is out in cinemas now.
Source: Independent UK
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