Tyler Young and James Paxton opened up about how they filmed their intimate scenes in USA Network’s new crime thriller “Eyewitness.”
During the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Conversations with the cast of “Eyewitness” event, Young and Paxton revealed that the crew did a closed set on the days that they had to shoot intimate scenes between their characters, Philip and Lukas. “They did a ‘closed’ set which never actually ends up being a closed set. [But] they did their best,” Young said of the show’s crew. “I mean, people were very respectful of the intimate content that we were working on.”
Young later said that he didn’t really care whether there were a number of people watching them while doing such scenes. “You know, James and I, we wanted to make the environment feel like loose and comfortable,” he said. “We didn’t wanna approach it like, ‘Everyone must leave.’ We trusted each other so we weren’t really that nervous going into those scenes. We were pretty tight by that time.”
Paxton agreed with Young, saying: “By episode 3, we’re just making out in the city in front of everybody.”
In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily earlier this month, Paxton revealed that he and Young actually did private rehearsals with Catherine Hardwicke — director and executive producer of the first two episodes of the series — before the actual filming of their first few intimate scenes.
“Catherine would do private rehearsals with just us and her, getting us all comfortable,” Paxton said. “The first time we kiss is not on-screen in the first episode — we kissed many times before [our first kissing] scene happened. We were very much prepared and felt comfortable to be that vulnerable, and go to that emotional, daring place with each other.”
An all-new episode of “Eyewitness” airs on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. EST on USA Network. Check out the synopsis for Season 1, episode 3 below:
“Ryan (Warren Christie) is forced to interfere with an autopsy as Helen (Julianne Nicholson) gets closer to the truth. Philip deals with a surprise visit from his mom, and Lukas struggles with anxiety about the cabin murders.”