(RoyalPatriot.com )- Actress Lauren Graham, who starred in “Gilmore Girls,” describes the first time she worked with a so-called “intimacy coordinator” in her new book “Have I Told You This Already? Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember.”
Her new book is a collection of essays in which the actress reflects on the “unspoken rules of Hollywood hierarchies” during her journey from New York City waitress to TV star.
In one of the essays, Graham described her “first encounter with an intimacy coordinator” while filming “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” the Disney+ series starring Josh Duhamel and Emilio Estevez.
Graham writes that while filming a scripted kiss with Duhamel, an intimacy coordinator was on set to ensure everyone remained at ease. She said despite the kiss being relatively brief and both she and Duhamel were clothes, she “felt kind of guilty” that they hired someone to “help coordinate two adults in their 50s share a tongueless peck.”
Graham asked the intimacy coordinator what her role was, to which the coordinator explained that she was there “to make you feel comfortable and ensure there is consent.”
Graham said she was left biting back the urge to make a joke, knowing that it probably wasn’t wise to be flippant. Finally, she just nodded her head and wandered away, adding “thus ended the coordination of my intimacy.”
Graham also wrote that the intimacy coordinator carried a bottle of Listerine and kept two cups in separate baggies, “which was a thoughtful touch.”
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Graham said she had never had an intimacy coordinator on set before. Early in her career, Graham said, such a job didn’t exist. Usually, the risqué scenes would end when the director called “cut,” and someone would toss her a bathrobe.
Graham said she found it “sort of funny” that after doing much more risqué scenes in the past, she got stuck with an intimacy coordinator for such a chaste kiss. “I felt bad for her,” Graham told Fox.