Amy Schumer took to social media to address an oft-discussed topic in the behind-the-scenes world of film – intimacy among actors, especially those already partnered or married.
She shared a statement on Instagram talking about her thoughts on intimacy coordinators, discussing how grateful she was for having them on set in one of her signature relatable moments.
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"Appreciation post for the role of intimacy coordinators on set," she wrote, reliving her experience with Nicole Callender, an intimacy director and stuntwoman.
"Worked with Nicole Callender and she should be the gold standard. Every set should have them in a meaningful way to protect the performers."
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Nicole responded to the sweet shout-out as well with a comment that read: "OMG, thanks for the recognition. The pleasure was all mine!"
Emily Ratajkowski quickly left an enthusiastic: "Yes!" while one of her followers also added: "I am so thankful that this position exists now! It shows respect, consideration and creates a safe space."
Amy talked about her appreciation for intimacy coordinators
Many launched into debates and discussions surrounding the subject, as one fan commented: "Warms my heart when women receive recognition, as they should!"
A third also added: "I've done intimate scenes on-stage, and I WISH we had an intimacy coordinator. I felt like it was all up to me, but that I couldn't say much because I didn't want to be giving my scene partner 'notes.' So, stuff goes unsaid. Actors don't always feel safe. The work suffers."
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Nicole spoke more on the importance of the role, which became a major conversation point especially after the debut of the steamy Bridgerton in 2020, as she reshared the post on her social feed.
Nicole cheered the actress on as well
On her Instagram Stories, she penned in gratitude: "Thank you Amy for walking the walk. The pleasure was all mine because Amy was 100% on board with the role of an intimacy coordinator and she is a boss in how she handles content."
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