Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan Praises Intimacy Coordinator for Polin Scenes

Outlander, Sex/Life and more TV shows and movies have hired intimacy coordinators to manage sex scenes.

“My task early on in the season was No. 1, to check in with them and go, ‘OK, so you’re together this season, how can I help you feel safe?’” Sex/Life intimacy coordinator Casey Hudecki exclusively told Us Weekly in March 2023. “‘How can I help you protect your relationship as your characters go off and have other relationships? How can I help the actors who are … being their scene partners to feel safe and to feel free even though they know that, you know, Adam and Sarah [are] together?’ So there’s a lot of talking.”

Sex/Life — which premiered its first season on Netflix in June 2021 — features plenty of racy, NSFW scenes between stars Sarah Shahi and Adam Demos, who sparked a real-life romance on set.

“I think with Adam and Sarah, they feel safe together and they’re very comfortable with each other,” Hudecki explained to Us. “I think in their scenes, they’re free to have a lot more fun and play with each other.”

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