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Lupita Nyong'o is praising the presence of intimacy coaches on sets during love scenes. The Black Panther star tells Vanity Fair magazine she's glad sexism and abuse are now hot topics in Hollywood, but she believes Hollywood can be "oversensitive" to sexism in the wake of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.

That's why she's praising the inclusion of intimacy coaches on movie sets to help actors feel comfortable during sex scenes.

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"I'm quite happy that there is that kind of extreme change, and hopefully we find equilibrium as we move forward," the 36-year-old explained.

Nyong'o says intimacy coaches are now more commonplace on movie sets.

"In the past, when it came to physical combat, there were always consultants on set, but when it came to intimacy there was never, ever somebody present to help actors navigate that," she adds. "Now you have that, which I think is a great inclusion, and ensures that those kinds of abuses don't happen."

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As for her own real life love scenes, the bisexual star closely guards her love life, despite fans speculating over her rumored relationships with actress Tessa Thompson and singer/actress Janelle Monáe (pictured right).

"I feel like there's parts of myself that I care to share and then there are parts that I don't," Lupita explains of her desire to keep her personal life private.

  • TheWildChild

    Yea, she seems like she would benefit from one. ????? Who is Janelle Monae dating? She was spotted in SC at the funeral of her boyfriend's grandmother.

  • Pamela

    My stunning sister from another mother. Wow. Does she have a boyfriend though?

  • TheWildChild

    Maybe not ????? reason for her praising the assistance of an intimacy coach.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yes Lupita! Keep your business to yourself.

  • Jethro
  • Alextra Ballard

    An “intimacy coach”?... I wouldn’t trust them ither....folks can not let their guard down...trust no one....wth is goingz on in Hollyweird

  • Rayne

    This woman’s skins goes with every color of the rainbow ?. Beautiful!

  • Alextra Ballard

    That Vanity Fair cover is wassup! Beautiful

  • oshh16

    O/T.... I don't give everybody hugs or want every mf touching me that I speak to in passing.
    Had to tell this dude that yesterday, always wanting to hug me, i was like you too touchy, feely.
    He talking bout he good dude and I'm like so. Am I suppose to let every mf touch me though?

  • TheOwley

    An intimate coach? No, they need an intimate cop. They also need a cop in the offices of every director and producer when they are casting people. That means no couches get any work done on them. They also need security guards to watch over child actors. Yes. Hollywood is a swampy cesspool and she is saying so without saying so.

  • Applebootay

    ION..isn't that your job...to "act" intimate??????

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I randomly binged the first season of SMILF. Show is hilarious to me. It was cancelled bc one of the stars made claims of sexual harassment during a nude scene. Wonder if a coach would've helped in that scenario.

  • HC54

    Actress needs coach to teach her how to “act” intimate?

  • Pamela

    Bisexual?

  • Pamela

    In that movie with Sanaa? I think he did.

  • Carrington

    I promise, I have become the worst employee ever. I gots to hit a number so I can just stop. It's 11:55 and I ain't did $HIT since I came in 17 minutes late this morning. Let me do something on these people clock before they come to my desk with a box and a goodbye.
    @Sandrarose - don't post nothing else til bout 2:30. I have ADD and I need to stay focused.

  • Pamela

    ???

  • Facts and Receipts

    Devil in a Blue Dress

  • SpiceGirl
  • Facts and Receipts

    That one too

  • SpiceGirl

    Nope! Some folks don't wash their hands....some folks are just plain nasty

  • SpiceGirl

    BLACK is BEAUTIFUL!

  • Facts and Receipts

    Flight too

  • TheOwley

    Actresses complain some unscripted things happen during the simulated sex scenes. It's simulated sex, not stick your fingers blah blah blah while no one can see under the sheets. This coach person simply moderate how things will go. Even something like kissing is negotiated (just pressing lips, open mouth, tongue, etc.). It's not just acting but human nature takes over and some actors may not like doing some stuff.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I luv that cover and that green is everything against her skin tone #taurus

    Intimacy coach huh!?!?!

    "Gently palm the azz and look due west into the moonlight"

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Chile I know the feeling lol I've sent a few emails. I still have a slight hangover

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    he funeral of her boyfriend's grandmother.
    ___________
    say what now? I thought she was with Lupita

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ????

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Yousa a fool! “Before they come to my desk woth a box and a goodbye”

  • Carrington

    @Sandrarose - can you post about the little girl "abducted" by a Lyft driver in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. The deddy says he was getting out the car and the Lyft driver pulled off... the Lyft driver says he sold the baby for $10,000 and asked her to drop the baby off.
    Something about this story STANK! (I would post, but my work computer won't allow me to copy links - a$$wipes)...

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • TheWildChild

    Can't post the pic, it was on an acquaintance private page. It was like two weeks ago tho. ?? Doubt she and Lupita are an 'item' tho.

  • TheWildChild

    DaHell wrong with people ???????

  • Chocolate

    You’ve acknowledged and admitted it’s a problem- so I have faith in your recovery lol!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That color is gawjus on Lupita ...... those hues ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It looks beautiful on her ??

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Any bold color on that melanin chile. She had on a yellow dress last year and it was gorgeous

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    LMAO! I literally just did 10 minutes of work starting at 1:54 pm EST and said WELP! I've accomplished something today. ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Totally agree ! Fuschia is another beautiful color on her

  • sandi

    Okay, Bye, Lupita.

  • Stationarity

    The intimacy Coach is the actors/actresses advocate for things that don’t want to do. They don’ help with the acting. They help with setting boundaries and making sure they are adhered to.

  • Stationarity

    “not stick your fingers...”

    Your post just made me shudder. It’s so disturbing that all that has been going on. I don’t even think I want to watch another sex scene.

  • TheOwley

    I think some actors take advantage of the scene itself and do things to actresses who don't necessarily like what was done but would be inclined to not report if they want to work again.

  • Bashi22

    Say the girl who when to Weinstein house ? while his wife was presence. Have him a massage ???? she claims. However was horrified of the experience. Following day she when back to lunch date with him.

  • KcoolMuziq

    That's not when it's going to happen during a love scene. That's too obvious. It happens when NO ONE is looking or expects it to happen. Unless your name is M----n

  • Dowoop

    Can you fill in a few more letters between M and N.

  • Lucky8

    Love the hair Lupita

  • Well$$Well$$?

    You didn't like US? That movie was trippy af...

  • Well$$Well$$?

    The green against her skin is EVERYTHING.???

  • pure_rachet

    Michael Jackson

  • Dun Dilly

    It's the "look like us" but now really down with us vibe she gives off.

  • Dun Dilly

    I thought was Hot TRASH...but hey.

  • Lady_Elle

    I think you are speaking for the multitudes.... my productivity SUCKED today!

  • Satin Panther

    Weinstein is the ONLY reason why Lupita won an Oscar! She definitely put out including Gwyneth Paltrow. Weinstein was the elite Gatekeeper for Hollywood actresses and he could make you or blackball you and your never heard about again.