After Jennifer Aniston Sparked Backlash For “Minimizing” The Role Of Intimacy Coordinators, Ewan McGregor Has Highlighted Just How Important They Actually Are

Ewan’s revelation comes just months after Jennifer Aniston was accused of “minimizing” the role of intimacy coordinators on sets.

Back in December, Jennifer Aniston was heavily criticized when she said that she’d turned down an intimacy coordinator for her The Morning Show sex scene because she’s a “seasoned” actor.

Jennifer Aniston wearing a glittery spaghetti strap dress at a Netflix event

“They asked us if we wanted an intimacy coordinator. I’m from the olden days, so I was like, ‘What does that mean?’” she told Variety at the time. “They said: ‘Where someone asks you if you’re OK.’ Please, this is awkward enough! We’re seasoned — we can figure this one out.”

Jennifer Aniston in a strapless outfit at an event

After reflecting on the “horribly uncomfortable” and “creepy” kissing scenes that he was filming as a young teenager, Rider said on the Pod Meets World podcast: “The role of an intimacy coordinator makes so much sense to me. I love the idea. That never existed, and now it’s become pretty standard on set, and I love it.”

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Earlier this month, Kate Winslet echoed the sentiment as she seemingly alluded to her nude scene in the hit movie Titanic, which was her first major acting role.

Kate Winslet

And Ewan McGregor has now revealed that intimacy coordinators are just as important to older and more established actors — no matter how comfortable they are with their costar.

Ewan McGregor in a black shirt and jacket at the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' event

Ewan stars alongside his wife, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, in the new TV series A Gentleman in Moscow, and in a recent interview with Radio Times, he revealed that an intimacy coordinator was still absolutely necessary for his and Mary’s sex scenes.

Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead posing together at an event. She wears a beaded top and skirt; he sports a pinstripe suit

Ewan went on to reiterate what Kate had said, using his 22-year-old daughter, Esther McGregor, as an example.

Esther McGregor
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