Jenna Ortega, at 21, has stirred up discussions by starring in intimate scenes alongside Martin Freeman, 52, in their latest film, Miller’s Girl. Despite the notable 31-year age gap between them, an intimacy coordinator has come forward, asserting Jenna’s comfort with these scenes.
In the movie, Jenna portrays an 18-year-old student named Cairo, while Martin takes on the role of her teacher, Jonathan Miller. The portrayal of an intricate and inappropriate relationship between the characters has raised eyebrows, particularly due to the significant age difference.
Kristina Arjona, the intimacy coordinator for the film, has shed light on the extensive discussions that took place regarding the depiction of intimate moments. She emphasized Jenna’s active involvement in decisions regarding the scenes, ensuring that her boundaries were respected throughout the process.
Kristina stressed the importance of maintaining continuous consent, especially considering the age gap between the actors. She highlighted her role in supporting Jenna’s decisions and ensuring that her comfort level was prioritized at all times.
The discussions between Jenna and Martin extended to determining the level of nudity appropriate for the scenes. Test audiences were also consulted to gauge reactions and ensure that the portrayal remained within acceptable bounds.
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Despite thorough preparations, Jenna and Martin were given the freedom to change their minds or object to any elements discussed, even on the day of filming. This flexibility aimed to prioritize their comfort and autonomy in the filming process.
The explicit nature of the scenes has divided fans, with many expressing discomfort and criticism, particularly regarding the age gap between the actors. Some viewers have voiced concerns about the portrayal of such relationships on screen.
Reflecting on her role in the film, Jenna acknowledged the risks associated with portraying a teenager in a complex storyline. She expressed excitement about exploring a character who defies stereotypes and delves into deeper themes.