Michael Caine shares his thoughts on the need for intimacy coordinators during love scenes in film and television projects.
The 90-year-old actor, who is currently promoting the film The great escapeeTell Daily Mail In an interview posted online Saturday, he said he was unfamiliar with the concept of The Project hiring someone to help ensure the safety and well-being of performers while filming intimate scenes.
“truly?” Caine responded when asked about his thoughts on the role. “Seriously? What are they? We didn’t have that in my day. Thank God, I’m 90 and I don’t play lovers anymore, that’s all I can say.”
The two-time Oscar winner continued, “In my day, you would just do a love scene and go through it without anyone interfering. Everything has changed.”
Kane also said that he tries to act in ways that are considered politically correct before adding: “But it’s boring. Not being able to speak your mind and not being able to call anyone ‘baby’.” He went on to say: “I like to learn from friends who are younger than me.”
Hollywood Reporter He has reached out to the cast for further comment.
The nonprofit Intimacy Directors International was founded in 2016, and the role has become more prevalent on entertainment industry sets in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Kane recently suggested Oliver Parker The great escapee, which co-stars the late Glenda Jackson in a story about a World War II veteran who goes out of his way to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, may be his last film. His previous roles include playing the Lottery in the popular 1966 film Two thousand.