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Bond girl Léa Seydoux reflects on 'insane' experience filming lesbian film Blue Is The Warmest Color
Léa Seydoux delved into her 'insane' filming experiences on her controversial erotic film Blue Is The Warmest Color in a newHollywood Reporterprofile published Tuesday.The acclaimed 36-year-old French actress how she and her costarAdèle Exarchopoulos were forced to spend 10 days filming 100 takes of what would become a seven-minute lesbian sex scene in the final film.Seydoux said that even an intimacy coordinator — a now-standard position in the wake of the #MeToo movement — couldn't have helped make the production more comfortable because its directorAbdellatif Kechiche was 'just nuts.' Difficult experience: Léa Seydoux, 36, opened up to the Hollywood Reporter about spending 10 days filming a seven-minute sex scene with 100 takes on 2013's Blue Is The Warmest Color; seen March 10 in ParisBlue Is The Warmest Color was a magnet for controversy from its premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where the festival jury broke precedent to award its highest honor, the Palme d'Or to Seydoux, Exarchopoulos andKechiche, instead of just the director, as it customary.Several critics and viewers accused the film of objectifying and overly sexualizing its stars with its lengthy and sex scenes, which included copious full-frontal nudity, though it was mostly acclaimed by reviewers. After it's premiere, crew members accused Kechiche of harassing behavior and claimed their were labor violations on the production, and both lead actresses said they would not work with the director again.In her new profile, Seydoux seemed to balance her distaste for the filming process with how the movie's acclaim elevated her career.'It took a year of my life and I gave everything for that film.