Millie Bobby Brown called out by intimacy coordinator after bragging about kissing and punching her co-star
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An intimacy coordinator has spoken out about Millie Bobby Brown's behaviour while filming a scene for Enola Holmes 2.
Millie Bobby Brown - who rose to fame for her role as Eleven in Stranger Things - has opened up about her 'first kiss scene' with Enola Holmes 2 co-star Louis Partridge. Watch the scene in question below:
However, Bobby Brown's approach to the scene and her treatment of her scene partner has since been criticised by an intimacy coordinator - a member of the crew whose role is to make sure every actor feels safe and comfortable, particularly during sex and other intimate scenes.
The TikToker, who simply goes by the name 'Intimacy Coordinator', has taken to the platform to respond to Bobby Brown's reflection on the scene and Bobby Brown joking about 'grabbing' Partridge's face as well as actually hitting him.
Bobby Brown may have viewed her fellow actor's expression as 'cute' and the scene a nice moment 'seeing a girl make the first move,' but the intimacy coordinator warns viewers the behaviour demonstrated on set in the scene is 'not the cute story you think it is'.
The intimacy coordinator, Jessica Steinrock, explains: "I'm sure she and her scene partner have a lot of rapport built up and a great amount of trust. But we should never be surprising anyone during a fight or intimate scene, ever.
"At the end of the day, this basically means she didn't ask consent to kiss him. And when your scene partner reacts in surprise after you kiss them, that means the communication didn't happen the way it really needs to.
"Little things like this can escalate over time and frankly, she has more power in that situation than he does because she's a really well-known star.
"When we do spicy scenes, we love keeping it light and having fun but consent is mandatory."
The clip Steinrock is responding to sees Bobby Brown explain how she 'grabbed his [Partridge's] face and kissed him' which led the actor to pull a shocked expression.
Bobby Brown also admitted she actually 'kept punching' Partridge 'because Louis is a good friend' in another part of the scene.
"I just kept punching him. You know, I wouldn't, I wasn't doing stunts. I really was hurting him," she said.
The actor explained Partridge eventually told her to stop.
Steinrock noted in the comments section the issue is more complex than simply Bobby Brown not having sought consent.
As well as agreeing the actor is 'really young,' the intimacy coordinator also noted: "There's also all sorts of Hollywood norms at play."
UNILAD has contacted Millie Bobby Brown for comment.