“Stop canceling Ned Stark”: Sean Bean Faces The Heat After His Criticism of Intimacy Coordinators During Sex Scenes, Co-Star Lena Hall and Westside Story Actress Rachel Zegler Claim Intimate Scenes Can Be Unsafe Without Coordinators

Sean Bean is a very famous English actor. He first rose to mainstream success for the portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the series Sharpe. The show ran from 1993 to 1997 and gave the English actor the kickstart his career needed. But the character Bean is most famous for is the portrayal of Ned Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones. In recent news, he has been facing major backlash for some of the comments he made in the UK Times Magazine interview.

Sean Bean
Sean Bean

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Sean Bean Criticises Intimacy Coordinators During Sex Scenes

While promoting his new series Marriage in an interview, Sean Bean said, “I think the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone bringing it right down to a technical exercise.” He thinks it would inhibit him more as it draws attention to other things. He fears that bringing an IC would “spoil the spontaneity” of such scenes.

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Sean Bean and Lena Hall in Snowpiercer
Sean Bean and Lena Hall in Snowpiercer

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Later mentioning his co-actor Lena Hall from Snowpiercer, the Ronin actor said, she “was up for anything” during the sex scenes. He speculated that this was maybe because of her “musical cabaret background.”

Actors Respond to the Disturbing Statements

Lena Hall took it to Twitter to respond to the remarks given to her by her co-actor. She said many people have messaged her regarding this so she is coming out to clear it all out herself. Hall then proceeded to an eight-part Twitter thread in which she explained the situation to the world.

She came out to say it depends on the actor and actress and what they feel comfortable with. She defended her co-star and said, “Sean is an awesome actor and made me feel not only comfortable but also like I had a true acting partner in those bizarre scenes.” Hall further added, however, that if she did not feel comfortable with any scene, actor, or crew, she will definitely ask for an IC.

Many other actors like Westside Story‘s Rachel Zegler and Rahul Kohli came forward to comment on the importance of intimacy coordinators during sex scenes.

Sean Bean is facing major backlash for the statements and most of the fans are criticizing him.

Sean Bean major Backlash
The Lord of the Rings actor Faces Major Backlash

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Some also fans tried to defend him during the outrage that he was just speaking his personal preference and not the general need on sets.

The new series Marriage starring Sean Bean and Nicola Walker will be streaming on BBC from 14th August.

Source: Variety

Shikhar Tiwari
Shikhar Tiwari

Shikhar Tiwari is a Hollywood news author at Animated Times. He is a student at Manipal University Jaipur currently aspiring to be a Computer Science Engineer. Shikhar loves to combine his passion for writing with his love for Hollywood updates.

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