James Bond 25: Daniel Craig and Ana De Armas sex scenes 'get intimacy coordinator'
A new report claims that producers have taken special measures to ensure the actors are supported during filming, particularly amid pressure on the James Bond franchise to do better by its female characters.
So according to The Sun, an intimacy co-ordinator will be on hand for the intimate scenes between Daniel Craig and Ana De Armas.
A source told the tabloid: “Producer Barbara Broccoli and her team are going all out to bring Bond up to speed.
“It’s all changed in the #MeToo era and they’re going to extra lengths to make sure all the stars are getting the support they need on set, including during some of the more risqué sex scenes.”
They added: “An intimacy coordinator is now on set during those scenes and is working with Daniel Craig and new Bond girl Ana De Armas to run through the script and make sure they feel comfortable.
“It’s really progressive and is a step in the right direction – not just for Bond but the industry as a whole.”
Production had been disrupted by an injury Daniel Craig sustained, according to earlier reports, but is believed to be resuming imminently.
“Things were deemed to be a disaster at first,” a source told the same newspaper last week.
“But the injury is not as severe as believed and he will be able to film while not over exerting his ankle.
“He will be back on set within the week.”
Meanwhile, Moneypenny star Naomie Harris has indicated that this may not be Craig’s final 007 caper after all.
“It’s still open – who knows?” she told The Independent.
“Genuinely I think he doesn’t know. Nobody does.
“It depends on this film and if people turn out and are like, ‘We want Daniel’ – which I think they will – then he may well be back for another one.”
Still, Craig has expressed his desire to treat Bond 25 as his swansong, and Rami Malek – on board as the villain – has also said that this the actor’s final outing as Bond.
James Bond 25 is out on April 8, 2020.