Behind the Scenes: How Cat Person Director Made ‘Uncomfortable Sex Scene’ Comfortable for the Cast
Susanna Fogel, the director of the movie Cat Person, opens up about the meticulous planning that went into the ‘uncomfortable sex scene’ in the film.
Contrary to the cringe-worthy nature of the scene, Fogel reveals that her goal was to ensure that no one on set felt uncomfortable during its filming.
Cat Person Movie Director Reveals Unique Approach to Shooting Awkward Bedroom Scene
Directed by Susanna Fogel, Cat Person revolves around a particularly awkward intimate scene, but according to the director, the experience of shooting it was far from awkward.
Fogel shares that her strategic planning, including the use of storyboards, helped create an environment where the cast felt at ease while filming the pivotal sequence.
Crafting the Cringe: Cat Person Movie Director Talks About the Planned Awkward Sex Scene
In an interview with PEOPLE, Fogel discloses that her aim was to make the intimate scene unbearable for viewers without causing discomfort to the cast and crew.
To achieve this, she collaborated with a storyboard artist to create a comic book strip version of the scene, planning every detail to lighten the mood on set.
Unveiling the Uncomfortable: Cat Person Director’s Strategic Planning for Pivotal Intimate Scene
Cat Person, based on Kristen Roupenian’s viral short story, stars Emilia Jones and Nicholas Braun in a story depicting the challenges that arise during a date gone wrong.
The carefully planned storyboards allowed Fogel, Jones, and Braun to navigate the awkwardness of the scene while engaging in productive and laughter-filled discussions.
Cat Person Filmmaker’s Ingenious Method to Navigate the Awkwardness of a Key Sex Scene
Susanna Fogel attributes her unique approach to planning the uncomfortable scene to a desire for complete confidence and a touch of humor.
Despite the challenging nature of the scene, the director, along with the cast, found a way to make the experience both professionally gratifying and enjoyable.