Poor things Director Yorgos Lanthimos spoke about Emma Stone’s open-minded approach to filming sex scenes.
Emma’s upcoming film is based on Alasdair Gray’s 1992 novel of the same name. It’s about a woman named Bella Baxter who is brought back to life by a brilliant but unorthodox scientist. Bella rediscovers the joys and dangers of the world, one of which is sex.
During a press conference Friday at the New York Film Festival, Yorgos explained why the sexual exploration of Emma’s character was important to her journey.
“It was a very important part of her journey. We felt like we shouldn’t shy away from it,” Yorgos said. “It would be very disingenuous to tell this story about this character, who is so free and open, and then be coy about the sexual aspect of it.”
“That was clear from the beginning, but also from the novel, from the script, from my discussions with Emma, and also from the way we came up with these scenes. She was supposed to be free, there should be no judgment. “
Yorgos added that Bella’s curiosity about learning about things like language, love, social cues and politics should also match the energy she puts into understanding sex.
Yorgos, who also worked with Emma in Favoritepraised her performance in the new film and how she captured the essence of the character’s plot.
And Emma enjoyed playing this character no less. She previously told Vogue: “She was the most joyful character in the world because she had nothing to be ashamed of. She’s new, you know? I’ve never had to create a character before that didn’t have things that happened to them or were imposed on them by society throughout their lives. Being her was an extremely liberating experience.”