You's Tati Gabrielle reveals how Penn Badgley reassured her before first ever sex scene
20 October 2021, 17:16
“I told Penn upfront, ‘Hey, I’ve never done this before.’ And he was like, ‘It’s gonna be OK.’”
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Tati plays Marienne in You season 3. Marienne is a young single mother working as a librarian in Madre Linda, who ends up falling for – yep, you guessed it – Joe Goldberg.
In an interview with Page Six, Tati has now opened up about what it was like shooting her first ever (!!) on-screen sex scene, and how co-star Penn Badgley reassured her with the whole experience.
In You season 3, Tati's Marienne ends up developing a friendship with Penn Badgley's Joe Goldberg – after he unleashes his usual stalker-ish charms, of course. Eventually, the two turn their relationship into something more romantic.
And when it came to their sex scenes, Tati, who said she "freaked out" ahead of shooting, revealed that she confided in Penn who then reassured her and put her at ease.
“I was so nervous,” said Tati. “I told Penn upfront, ‘Hey, I’ve never done this before.’ And he was like, ‘It’s gonna be OK.’”
Tati then shared that the cast used an intimacy coordinator to choreograph their more intimate scenes – something that helped her when it came to filming.
“We had a great intimacy coordinator on set. So we were able to walk through everything and have a good idea [of what to do],” she added. “It became more of a dance, like a choreographed dance than it was, like, having to feel that nervousness and be awkward or weird.”
An intimacy coordinator is a professional who is brought in to choreograph intimate scenes (almost like stunt work) and work with actors on a personal level to make sure they're completely comfortable while filming nude and/or sex scenes.
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