Film officials have broken their silence on a highly criticized movie clip featuring a sex scene between actors with a 30-year age difference.
The internet is on fire after a sex scene between Jenna Ortega and Martin Freeman from the new R-rated black comedy “Mirror's Girl'' began circulating online. Social media users described the scene between the 21-year-old actress and the 52-year-old man as “disgusting” and “disgusting.”
But Cristina Arjona, the film's intimacy coordinator, countered in a new interview: daily mail Published on Wednesday, Ortega assured fans that he was “comfortable” on set.
Arjona assured fans that the scene was closely monitored and the “Wednesday” star felt safe throughout the process.
“Throughout this process, so many people were involved, [Jenna] It was to make sure it was in line with what she felt comfortable with, and she was very determined and sure of what she wanted to do,” Arjona told the Mail. .
According to the Daily Mail, she stressed that, “Especially on a production like this where there's a big age difference between the actors, it's my job to adjust the situation to the actors' comfort level.”
Arjona continued that she regularly checks on all of her actors to see what their “boundaries” are. [weren’t] “We are being overtaken,” he said, monitoring the situation to ensure “continuous consent” to what unfolded on the film set.
She went on to explain that Ortega and Freeman were involved in a “mock sex scene,” and that modest clothing was used as an “additional barrier” to create an “appropriate distance” between the two actors. guaranteed.
The actors were given ample opportunity to “change their minds” about filming certain elements of the intimate scenes.
“Due to the sensitivity of the subject matter, especially for this film, there were several different variations in how these scenes were shot so that audiences could see what was too much in test screenings,” she said. told the Daily Mail. .
Arjona's interview came in response to a series of posts on social media expressing concern about the young actress.
“I saw a thread about Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) molesting Jenna Ortega on the new show Strange Times,” one Twitter user wrote.
“This Jenna Ortega and Martin Freeman movie is so gross! So, so, so, so bad!,” said another. (Related article: 'Insanely powerful': Cillian Murphy details Oppenheimer's sex scene)
Another social media user wrote, “Martin Freeman, what are you doing with Jenna Ortega?”
Ortega has not publicly commented on the sex scene.