Emma Thompson has weighed in on Sean Bean, a Game of Thrones actor who claimed that intimacy co-ordinators "savor the spontaneity" of sex scenes on set.
Bean discussed how intimacy co-ordinators can actually hinder his performance while on set in a recent interview with The Times.
"I think the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone downgrading it down to a technical exercise," added Bean. "It would inhibit me more because it's distracting from things."
Emma Thompson has now replied to his statements while making an appearance on Australia's Fitzy & Wippa radio show.
"I don't know if you were speaking to someone who found the comments disconcerting, but in another conversation, you might discover that people go: 'It made me comfortable, it made me feel safe,' she said.
"Intimacy coordinators are the greatest newbie in our industry. And no, you can't just 'let it flow.' There's a camera there and a crew, not on your own in a hotel room. You're surrounded by a bunch of blokes carrying things, and that's not a pleasant situation, total stop," she said.
Bean's remarks prompted his Snowpiercer co-star Lena Hall to respond.
"I suppose it depends on the actress." He had said when discussing a sex scene he performed with Hall. This one had a musical cabaret background, so she was open for anything."
Hall responded: "I am up for anything because just because I am in theater (not cabaret, although I do perform them every once in a while."
Snowpiercer is available on TNT in the United States. UK viewers can catch up with each season on Netflix.