Actor of Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston has blasted a well-known actress for allegedly accusing him of “copping a feel” during a sex scene.Ecclestone has denied the allegation made by an unnamed former co-star. He stated to the Independent: “I did a sex scene with an A-list actress – not Nicole Kidman, who was brilliant – and she implied, in front of the crew, that I was copping a feel because she didn’t like me.” The magazine claimed that when he described the incident, the actor’s “anger” was still evident. He stated, “I don’t think that would have happened with an intimacy coordinator on set. I could have been accused of all manner of things… that’s about what passes between actors, with trust and the abuse of it.”
In the upcoming True Detective season, Eccleston has been pushing his new part as a police chief who is having a liaison with Jodie Foster’s role. “I’d never have taken such a small part if it wasn’t for Jodie,” he stated. “But all my scenes are with her, and she’s been a heroine of mine for many years.” On the broadcast, he disclosed that the couple collaborated with an intimacy coordinator, describing it as “a wonderful innovation in the industry”.
“Not just because it protects people, but to creatively decide how a scene should be played,” he stated. “If I were a writer, that would be very important to me – because the way people have sex is how they communicate.”