Seyfried’s comment comes at a moment when the idea of intimacy coordinators is hot. 

Anterior Game of Thrones star Sean Bean spoke out against the idea of intimacy coordinators—who are responsible for the safety and well-being of actors during scenes of a sexual nature on set—in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Bean claimed that it would make me feel more anxious because it was drawing attention to other things. “Somebody saying, ‘Do this, put your hands there, while you touch his thing…'”

Bean mentions a scene with particular significance. Snowpiercer co-star Lena HallThe intimacy coordinator was not used by the couple.

His scene was described as “often the best work that you do, because you’re pushing the boundaries and it’s experimental in nature, is censored by TV companies or the advertiser when it’s so much.” This is a beautiful scene. It’s surreal and dreamlike, abstract.

Hall replied later, explaining that she did not feel the need to have the help of a coordinator.

She explained that Sean is an amazing actor who made me feel at ease and like I was with a real partner during those strange scenes. We were going to tell the story. It was just us and the world.