Wednesday star Jenna Ortega`s role in her latest film Miller’s Girl, opposite Martin Freeman, has shocked fans. Miller’s Girl is a black comedy drama from writer-director Jade Halley Bartlett. The film stars Ortega as 18-year-old student Cairo Sweet and Freeman as a married English professor, Jonathan Miller.
In the film, Freeman and Ortega`s characters enter into a complicated, inappropriate relationship following a creative writing assignment. The two actors have a huge age gap in real life – 31 years. Ortega is 21 in reality and Freeman is 52. Jenna Ortega`s fans are shocked by the sex scenes have taken to social media to respond to the film.
One fan wrote on X, “Jenna Ortega and Martin Freeman… I’m uncomfortable.”
“MARTIN FREEMAN WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO JENNA ORTEGA,” another fan posted on X. “Just saw a thread of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) groping Jenna Ortega in new show, strange times,” another proclaimed.
Several memes reflecting the fans` sentiments are doing the rounds of social media.
I think I am finally done watching these age gap movies. They are all gross, and I am tired of it. No amount of Jenna Ortega or Martin Freeman could save this one for me. https://t.co/nzg45VRyNB
— Alise Chaffins (@alisechaffins) February 6, 2024
The actress was completely supported during filming, according to the movie`s intimacy coordinator, who has clapped back at claims the raunchy on-screen moment was `gross.` Intimacy coordinator Kristina Arjona told DailyMail.com that Jenna was involved in decisions about the curation of the racy moments, as she insisted that at no point were any `boundaries surpassed.`
`There were many, many people throughout this process, engaging with [Jenna] to make sure that it was consistent with what she was comfortable with, and she was very determined and very sure of what she wanted to do,` Kristina said.
Miller`s Girl release date
The film was theatrically released in the United States by Lionsgate on January 26, 2024. The film sees Cairo and Jonathan become entangled in a very complex and inappropriate relationship, with Cairo choosing to pen a sex story after being given a creative writing assignment by her tutor-turned-love interest.
Kristina discussed the `level of nudity` with Jenna and Martin, as well as which `simulated sex scenes` were required, before talking them through modesty garments and the `additional barriers` they could use to ensure an `appropriate distance` was maintained.