Jennifer Aniston Says Jon Hamm Sex Scene Was ‘Awkward Enough’ Without Intimacy Coordinator

“So, you don’t prepare,” Aniston continued. “They asked us if we wanted an intimacy coordinator. I’m from the olden days, so I was like, ‘What does that mean?’ They said, ‘Where someone asks you if you’re OK,’ and I’m like, ‘Please, this is awkward enough!’ We’re seasoned — we can figure this one out. And we had Mimi there.”

“It was a closed set, and two very grown-up actors who really understood the nature of the storytelling and were very much a part of it,” the director said. “We wanted it to be sensitive. We wanted it to be sexy. We wanted it to be adult. We wanted it to be emotional. They really let go. They’re great actors. And there you have it.”

The gentleness of the sex scene only lasted so long. Eventually, Paul’s true colors showed. By the end of the season he was revealed to be spying on Alex and her colleagues, and he eventually blackmailed Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon).

“But was he [a snake]? Or was that just his nature?” Aniston asked about Hamm’s character. “I don’t think he felt that it was intentional. He just is who he is. But that was fun. I’ve known the Hammanator for a long, long time.”