Daisy Edgar-Jones claims she and Irish hunk Paul Mescal felt “free” to act out during their steamy sex scenes on BBC’s international hit, Normal People.
The 22-year-old actress added that the on-screen lovers were able to chat to an intimacy coach before ripping each other’s kits off.
Normal People which has been rated the raunchiest show on the Beeb follows the rocky love story between well-to-do Marianne Sheridon, played by Daisy, and working-class lad Connell Waldron, portrayed by Paul.
Despite the show being slammed as “morally wrong,” by Irish Bishop Michael Cox, Daisy appeared to enjoy the scenes with Paul.
“It was an amazing process. I can’t believe that it’s not been the norm for a very long time because it feels like I don’t know how else you would go about doing those scenes.”
She went on to say: “They are integral to telling the story of a relationship between two people as they grow up.
“The physical side of things is an incredibly important part of that.”
Speaking about conversations with intimacy expert Ita O’Brien, Daisy said: “We would discuss what each other was comfortable with day-to-day so you never felt like you were going to overstep anybody’s boundaries.
“Weirdly, we were kind of more free, because of the structure that was put in place.”
She went on to say: “Strangely, those scenes were some of the least challenging once you kind of got the first few under your belt.
“You knew exactly what you were doing . . . so there wasn’t much room for nuance.”
Paul Mescal has also defended the sex scenes, adding that he was “proud” of his on-screen rendezvous.
Normal People’s 12 episodes feature 41 minutes and 15 seconds of intimate bedroom scenes as well as a nine-minute scene including full-frontal romps.
Normal People is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.