Amanda Seyfried has spoken about feeling pressured to appear in naked scenes when she was 19 years old and just starting out in show business.
In a wide-ranging conversation with Porter, Seyfried, who has been nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of disgraced entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, discussed the evolution of her career.
She claims she now has "a respect level that I have never felt so totally around me," which she attributes to her age — 36.
The "Mamma Mia" actress continued by remembering how, despite being put in some trying circumstances, she had managed to come out of her early performing days "quite undamaged."
Being 19, wandering about without my panties on — are you kidding me?" Seyfried added. "How could I let that happen?" Oh, I know why: I was 19 years old, didn't want to disturb anyone, and wanted to keep my job. That's why."
Her remarks come as several actresses stand up to support the function of on-set intimacy coordinators following actor Sean Bean's recent criticism of them in an interview.
If I feel comfortable with my scene partner and with others in the room, then I won't require an intimacy coordinator," Lena Hall, who filmed intimate sequences with Bean for Snowpiercer, commented through Twitter.
On Twitter, Rachel Zegler of West Side Story questioned Bean's attitude, stating that "intimacy coordinators provide a safe setting for actors."
I was grateful for the one we had on WSS because they were patient with a novice like me and taught folks with years of experience around me. Spontaneity can be problematic in intimate circumstances. "Get up."