Stars have been discussing Sean Bean’s recent comments disparaging the use of intimacy co-ordinators on film and TV sets.

Appearing on Australian radio show “Fitzy & Wippa”, Emma Thompson reacted to Bean’s comments, saying that intimacy coordinators are “fantastically important” on a shoot.

“I don’t know if you were speaking to someone who found it distracting, but [in] another conversation, you might find that people go, ‘It made me comfortable, it made me feel safe, it made me feel as though I was able to do this work,'” she said, according to People.

“And no, you can’t just ‘let it flow.’ There’s a camera there and a crew, it’s not on your own in a hotel room. You’re surrounded by a bunch of blokes carrying things,” Thompson added. “So, it’s not a comfortable situation, full stop. So, I don’t know who the actor was, but maybe he had an intimacy coordinator accidentally at home.”

“West Side Story” actress Rachel Zegler responded to the “Game of Thrones” star’s remarks in a Tweet on Monday.

“[I]ntimacy coordinators establish an environment of safety for actors,” Zegler, 21, wrote.

Bean spoke about intimacy co-ordinators during an interview with the Times Magazine, saying how the practice spoils “the spontaneity” of shooting a sex scene, according to Variety.

“It would inhibit me more because it’s drawing attention to things,” Bean, who starred as Ned Stark in “Game of Thrones”, said of having an intimacy co-ordinator in the room. “Somebody saying, ‘Do this, put your hands there, while you touch his thing….

“I think the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone bringing it right down to a technical exercise.”

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The star praised his racy 1993 series “Lady Chatterley”, in which he starred alongside Joely Richardson.

“‘Lady Chatterley’ was spontaneous,” Bean shared. “It was a joy. We had a good chemistry between us, and we knew what we were doing was unusual. Because she was married, I was married. But we were following the story. We were trying to portray the truth of what DH Lawrence wrote.”

Elsewhere in the tell-all chat, Bean also spoke about a raunchy scene he shot for “Snowpiercer” alongside Lena Hall, which would ultimately be cut.

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The intimate scene in question saw the pair get frisky with a mango.

Bean admitted, “I think they cut a bit out actually. Often the best work you do, where you’re trying to push the boundaries, and the very nature of it is experimental, gets censored when TV companies or the advertisers say it’s so much. It’s a nice scene, quite surreal, dream-like and abstract. And mango-esque.”

Bean responded when the reporter mentioned that intimacy co-ordinators could help protect actors amid the #MeToo movement, “I suppose it depends on the actress. This one [referring to Hall] had a musical cabaret background, so she was up for anything.”

Hall has since responded to Bean’s comments, insisting, “Just because I am in theatre does not mean I am up for anything.”

Hall said she’s a fan of intimacy co-ordinators, adding:

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