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Press: Masters of Sex – Experience the Show’s Climax when ‘The Complete Series’ Comes to DVD and Blu-ray Disc!

Masters of Sex the complete series box set is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on August 8, 2018. You can pre-order your Blu-ray or DVD set on Amazon now!

William Masters and Virginia Johnson are known as pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research shoots them to fame on a trajectory that takes them from humble beginnings in the Midwest to the cover of Time magazine.

Masters (Michael Sheen) is a brilliant scientist who is out of touch with his own feelings. Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) is a divorced mother who is ahead of her time on many fronts, including her determination to have a meaningful career. The pair’s relationship isn’t just professional, as it evolves into a three-way “marriage” with Masters’ wife, Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald).

“Masters of Sex” is based on Thomas Maier’s book of the same name, which profiled the pair. First time at retail as a COMPLETE SERIES! Originally aired on SHOWTIME (2013-16). Emmy-winning series (Allison Janney – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series). Received 11 additional nominations throughout its 4-year fun.

Popular guest stars include Annaleigh Ashford, Beau Bridges, Julianne Nicholson, Teddy Sears, Camryn Manheim, Rich Sommer, Barry Watson, Tate Donovan, Barry Bostwick, Betty Gilpin, Peri Gilpin, Greg Grunberg, Josh Charles, Sterling K. Brown, Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Sara Silverman, Rose McIver, Ann Dowd, Betsy Brandt, Niecy Nash, Emily Kinney, and more!

After Showtime aired the series for 4 seasons beginning in 2013, the studio (along with Paramount) released the first two seasons on DVD and Blu-ray back in 2014 and 2015. The remaining two seasons have never come out on disc, but now Mill Creek Entertainment is correcting that oversight!

Masters of Sex – The Complete Series brings you all four seasons of the cable TV masterpiece on DVD ($54.98 SRP) and high-def Blu-ray ($69.98 SRP) this August 7th. Both versions are going to be 8-disc sets, filled with each episode in all of their (naked) glory.

Special features are still to-be-determined, so stay tuned for updates about extras that might be included. Below we’ve got an Amazon.com pre-order button link, followed by the package art (may still be subject to change). This was an incredibly well-done show, touching on many themes that were taboo in their time (and some of which are still touchy subjects today). Highly recommended!

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Press: Kong: Skull Island Director Has Met With Fox For Gambit

I thought this was an interesting article about Lizzy’s rumored upcoming film Gambit.

When Fox didn’t include Gambit on their list of future X-Men installments the other week at CinemaCon, it fueled rumors that perhaps Channing Tatum’s long-gestating passion project was dead and gone. According to producer Simon Kinberg, however, the Ragin’ Cajun’s solo movie is still alive and kicking.

By now, Gambit fans should know better than to be presumptive whenever a bit of news regarding their beloved bō staff wielding mutant surfaces, having seen the titular role bounce back and forth between several actors. Keanu Reeves, Josh Holloway and Taylor Kitsch have all been linked with the part, before Tatum took up the mantle and made it his goal to get the project off the ground.

Rumored to begin production on June 19th in Remy LeBeau’s hometown of New Orleans, the pic, which has been in pre-production limbo for what feels like forever now (since 2014), has yet to secure a director, despite having gone through at least three heavyweight helmers – Rupert Wyatt, Doug Liman and Gore Verbinski. But make no mistake about it, the search for someone to sit behind the camera is definitely underway.

Though there’s no word yet on an official shortlist, we do know of at least one individual who’s met with Fox. Thanks to Umberto Gonzalez, we can confirm that Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts spoke to the studio about snagging the job. Don’t take that to mean that it’ll be him who eventually helms the pic, but it’s interesting to learn that he’s someone who Fox has their eye on.

Pitched as a supercharged heist movie – think Ocean’s Eleven…with mutants – Tatum will take point as the devilish Remy LaBeau in Gambit, where he’ll be joined by Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), who recently clinched the female lead. At the time of casting, 20th Century Fox stopped short of mentioning specifics, though budding fans have already linked Caplan’s addition with the seemingly vacant role of Bella Donna.

Gambit is currently tethered to a June 7th, 2019 release, though we fully expect that date to change once Fox locates the film’s fourth (and surely final?) director. Whether that’ll be Vogt-Roberts or someone else entirely, remains to be seen, but as always, we’ll let you know as soon as we learn more.

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Press: TVDRAMA Interview

Masters of Sex tells the story of William Masters, a brilliant scientist and doctor, and Virginia Johnson, a researcher, who in the 1950s bravely began studying the science of human sexuality. Their work and groundbreaking findings not only sparked the sexual revolution and catapulted them from anonymity to national and then worldwide attention, but also altered their lives and their complex professional-personal relationship. Lizzy Caplan, who plays Virginia Johnson opposite Michael Sheen’s Bill Masters, talks about the pioneering woman she portrays and the satisfaction of delving into such a complex character.

TV DRAMA: What did you find interesting and compelling about Virginia Johnson and the show Masters of Sex?
CAPLAN: Virginia Johnson is one of the most fascinating women and truly one of the most fascinating people of the 20th century. She is so complex. The research [she did with] Masters benefited women especially, so tremendously. Science is absolutely on women’s side. In the 1950s, when there was any sexual issue or sexual problem, because there hadn’t been scientific research conducted about the physiology of sex and what it does to your body, most people just believed what Freud was saying. And Freud was saying that it’s always the woman’s fault—any sort of sex problem had to do with the woman, with her frigidity or her inability to let go or with unresolved issues from her childhood and on and on and on. Masters and Johnson blew the lid off that. It is absolutely not true and there are numerous physiological reasons for why things are not necessarily working properly for both sexes. She was such a pioneer in that way—what she and Masters were able to do for so many people, for so many women. You juxtapose that with her personal life and how she wasn’t a girl’s girl, her behavior at [various] points in her life was quite questionable, and it ends up being an unbelievably layered and incredible character to play. Beyond that, [what appealed to me was] the fact that Masters of Sex was a dramatic show and a period piece. I do believe we are in the golden age of television and the most exciting place to be, especially for actresses, is on television right now. Since I had done mostly comedic work, this opportunity to do a meaty dramatic role terrified me! But it has also continued to thrill me for the four seasons.

TV DRAMA: In every scene, Virginia seems to be juggling so many thoughts and emotions. What’s it like to be able to perform such a complex character?
CAPLAN: It has spoiled me. I think I will always seek out future roles, especially in television, that are as fascinating as this one. The scenes I am most proud of are Virginia and Bill sitting in a room having a conversation, saying one thing and meaning something completely different, and the only way to convey those differing opinions is how we play the scene. That is one of the great strengths of our show—the audience is well aware that they are not telling the truth. And sometimes the character you are playing opposite is aware that [you are] not telling the truth, and for me, that is such a challenge creatively; it’s fantastic.

TV DRAMA: One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Bill and Virginia are in a hotel room for the entire episode.
CAPLAN: Yes, people really loved that episode. I love it as well. It was such a joy to shoot that because it felt so much like a play. Normally in a TV show you show up at the crack of dawn, you sit in hair and makeup, then you go and rehearse your first scene for usually no more than ten minutes, and then you shoot it, and you move on to the next scene. The pace is quite quick. But shooting that episode, because it was just the two of us, we had the luxury of rehearsing each day. We shot it chron­ologically, so we would shoot maybe five or six scenes in a day, and we would sit there for 90 minutes in the morning and rehearse the whole thing and then perform it as if it were a play. Not only did we get out of there usually by lunch every day, but it felt like a completely different type of experience.

TV DRAMA: Tell me about your working relationship with Michael. There’s such depth to the emotions and tension, how have you and he found a comfort zone and how do you play off each other?
CAPLAN: We trust each other at this point. I love acting opposite Michael. We still have the ability to surprise each other with how we are going to play certain scenes and I have the utmost faith that what he is going to do will be impressive and nuanced and layered. Even though we are only shooting season four, we’ve been involved with this show since the pilot was shot, well before we ended up shooting the first season, so it’s been about five years. I have acted more with Michael than anybody else in my entire career. It’s comfortable in many ways, and one of us always knows how to keep the other one off balance, which I think helps us.

TV DRAMA: Does Virginia love Bill or does she feel he used her to complete the research that he wanted to do? Theirs is a pretty layered relationship, isn’t it?
CAPLAN: I think that they both feel a great deal of love for each other. They are not so good at feeling the same level of love at the same time. One of them tends to be pulling away when the other one is leaning in. But I think it’s even more than a question of whether or not they love each other; it’s more layered than that. At this point, they’ve known each other in the story for about 12 years. They have altered the trajectory of each other’s lives in ways that neither could have ever expected. And now they are a unit, whether they like it or not, they are a brand. Masters and Johnson is one entity, not two separate people, in the public realm. That’s tricky when the two of them aren’t getting along, but they still have to be this unit in order to continue doing the work that fulfills them both, and living the portion of their lives that is and will always be the most fulfilling. The way that I see it is that these are two extremely flawed, broken people. Individually they can’t function at the highest level, but together they make up one complete person. Whether or not it’s a question of love, I think that they are absolutely soul mates for better and also for worse.

TV DRAMA: What are the creative challenges of playing a person who existed in real life as opposed to playing a fictional character, especially someone like Virginia Johnson who had such a remarkable life?
CAPLAN: There is a great responsibility to do the memory of both of these people justice. The first season of our show felt much more like we were playing two historical figures. While that never completely goes away, I do think now, four seasons in, we are very much playing amalgamations of the real and the fictional. We have created a lot of new characters that didn’t exist in their lives and story lines that didn’t necessarily happen to them. So the Virginia I am playing now, while she will always be rooted in who the real woman was, the character does feel like she’s taken on a bit of a life of her own. It was very scary at first to want to do a great job portraying a person who had lived. That will never fully go away, but I do have the luxury of getting to play a real person without being tasked with doing a direct impersonation because most people don’t know what Virginia looked like or how she sounded when she spoke or how she moved and walked and so on.

TV DRAMA: Does [showrunner] Michelle Ashford encourage suggestions and input from you?
CAPLAN: Yes, 100 percent. It’s a very collaborative experience and has been from the beginning. Both Michael and I are producers on the show, but even before I was officially made a producer it was one of the most collaborative working experiences I have ever had. There are always note sessions about scripts, the conversations are ongoing and we both have a lot of say and ownership over the characters that we play.

TV DRAMA: You had done a lot of comedy before Masters of Sex. Is it easier for a comedic actor to adapt to a dramatic role, or for a dramatic actor to adapt to a comedic role?
CAPLAN: I think it is easier for a comedic actor to move into drama. In both, you are trying to play honest moments, but not everybody can be funny. Which is not to say that every comedic actor can easily and effortlessly pull off dramatic roles, but I think the likelihood of a comedic actor being able to do something dramatic is higher than a straight dramatic actor figuring out how to be comedic.

TV DRAMA: What you can tease about season four?
CAPLAN: I’m very excited about season four. There is a new energy this season, partly because we have some new, really fascinating characters coming in playing very substantial roles. The world they are living in is the Swinging Sixties. All of a sudden society is catching up to the way Virginia has been living her life—it’s not so shocking anymore. We have swingers and open marriages and all kinds of stuff that people are into now in a way that they weren’t in the ’50s.

TV DRAMA: In real life Virginia and Bill got married. Will we see that in the series as well?
CAPLAN: In the series, yes, we will see it. When we see it—I will keep my mouth shut about that! We will be showing it in the show. It is a monumental event for Bill and Virginia!

Source: TVDRAMA

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Grand Re-Opening!

Welcome to the grand re-opening of Lizzy Caplan Web. I’ve updated the photo gallery with thousands of new photos, and I have even more content planned for the future. Thank you to the previous owners Luciana, Chanel, and Jasmine for making this site what it is. I can’t wait to continue to build and grow.