Ciaran Hinds has revealed an intimacy coordinator choreographed a sex scene with his wife on the set of his new TV show.
The Belfast-born actor (69) said the supervisor also worked with his actress daughter Aoife on the popular BBC show Normal People.
Ciaran and his French-Vietnamese actress wife Helene Patarot (68) are seen having sex against a wheelie bin in an alleyway in episode three of Irish-set comedy drama series The Dry.
He said about working with his partner of 34 years: “I did have a long chat with Paddy [Breatnach — the director] about that whole episode, and about the idea of people of a certain age getting it on behind the bins.
“But he convinced me not to be embarrassed by it because it had to be something quite shocking, but also odd and quite funny too.
“The odd thing is that we had an intimacy coordinator on set. You talk about how to deal with sexual situations and sexual issues, and how to feel comfortable together on set.
“She knew that we were married and said that we probably wouldn’t need any supervision.
“And indeed Helene had the time of her life, having such a laugh at it.
“But the curious thing was that the intimacy co-ordinator had been the intimacy co-ordinator for Aoife, too, on Normal People.
“So basically she has sexed up the whole family.”
Ciaran and Helene’s daughter Aoife (31) played Helen, the “other woman”, in Normal People.
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