Nicole Scherzinger ‘is working with an intimacy coach to help her prepare for sex scenes in new West End role’
Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly working with an intimacy coach to help her with her sex scenes in her new role in the West End.
The Pussycat Dolls singer, 45, is set to star as Norma Desmond in a new production of Sunset Boulevard beginning this Thursday at the Savoy Theatre.
And theatre bosses have hired award-winning movement director Ingrid Mackinnon to help prepare Nicole for her intimate scenes with her co-star Tom Francis, according to The Sun.
An insider on the show told the publication: ‘Intimacy coordinators are mandatory now because actors need to feel safe with their co-stars.
‘In the past, people were taken advantage of, with actors crossing boundaries on stage.
‘A coach helps to ensure no lines are blurred which helps stamp out sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.’
Nicole’s new role marks her return to the stage, eight years after she was nominated for an Olivier Award for her portrayal of Grizabella in Cats.
The musical is based on the 1950 film of the same name and features songs composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who also created the music for Cats.
It tells the story of silent-film star Norma, who dreams of making her comeback and enlists the help of a struggling screenwriter.
The role has previously been played on stage by actresses including Patti LuPone, Petula Clark and Glenn Close.
Announcing her part in the show in May, Nicole said: ‘I can’t wait to think and play outside the box with brilliant, cutting-edge director Jamie Lloyd.
‘And to have the honour of working with the legend himself, Andrew Lloyd Webber, to bring this timeless masterpiece to life.’
Andrew said: ‘Nicole is one of the finest singers I have worked with, and I can’t wait to get started on this exciting show with her and the rest of this brilliant team.’