Who watches Showtime’s Masters of Sex? It’s so good. Lizzy Caplan is SO good. Caplan and her costar, Michael Sheen, were at the Paleyfest discussion on Monday night to discuss the hit show based on William H. Masters and Virginia Johnson – sexologists in the 1950s.
Apparently, Caplan wasn’t confident she’d get the role (which she is perfect in).
“I walked away from that three-hour audition and I thought that was the best audition I ever had and I did not get that at all,” she admitted.
“They must have really wanted Lizzy to do it because I tried everything to get rid of her,” Sheen joked.
Caplan addressed the nudity and feminist undertones:
“I really did not anticipate the reaction to be so in line with what we were going for,” she said. “That’s never happened to me before in my career. When we first aired, we were seen as a show that didn’t degrade women in the least. It was a feminist story that we were trying to tell. It was so refreshing and really proves how smart the audience is and that it deserves more.”
While nobody would disclose what exactly happens this next season — save that “Breaking Bad” actress Betsy Brandt makes an appearance — Caplan did explain how she manages to stay so nonchalant about all the naked sex scenes required of her character.
“Some people flip burgers for a living,” she shrugged. “Some people get naked and grind Michael Sheen.”
A Night At Sardis To Benefit The Alzheimer Association was held in Beverly Hills last night, and many of the cast members from the show were there. Teddy Sears plays such a skeeze on the show and just looks smarmy in real life to me too. Maybe I’m just too biased from the show. Caitlin Fitzgerald is gorgeous and is pulling off a really pink lipstick really well.
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