The team behind AMC’s “Interviews with the Vampire” series weighed in on the use of intimacy coordinators on set during a panel on the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour.
“We worked extensively with the Intimacy Coordinator,” said series star Sam Reed. “I think it’s really important to work with the intimacy coordinator. I haven’t worked with the intimacy coordinator in years. I think it makes those scenes more like stunt scenes or fight scenes, so they’re choreographed and try to keep some spontaneity. Sex. It’s fun to do it this way. We have to rehearse it and know exactly what to expect.”
The problem is that Lester, played by Reed, and Louis de Pointe, played by Jacob Anderson, got involved early in the episode, asking Reed and Anderson to film sex scenes together.
Director and executive producer Alan Taylor added, “It gives everyone the right to ask any question they want at any time, which can sometimes be difficult in a hierarchical set.” With a coordinator, it’s as if Everything is on the table the same. ”
The use of intimate coordinators on set has been in the news in recent days after “Game of Thrones” alum Sean Bean criticized the practice. Actors like Lena Hall and Amanda Seyfried, who say she was unable to express her discomfort on set at a young age, have since expressed support.
Based on Anne Rice’s book of the same name, Interview with the Vampire tells the epic story of Louis de Ponte, Lester de Leoncourt, and Claudia about love, blood, and the perils of immortality. Bailey Bass plays Claudia.
Rollin Jones created the series and serves as the showrunner. Interview with the Vampire is executive produced by Mark Johnson, Christopher Rice, and the late Anne Rice. Taylor is directing the first two episodes and also executive producing. AMC Studios will produce.
“Interview with the Vampire” is one of two shows AMC is currently working on based on Rice’s work after acquiring the rights to the “Vampire Chronicles” and “Life of a Mayfair Witch” novel in 2020. Johnson is overseeing the creation of a TV world adaptation based on the books through his overall deal with AMC Studios.