Screencaptures of Masters of Sex season premiere has been added to the gallery.
Back in May, Lizzy sit with Sam Jones for his offCamera series to discuss her career, and the interview is available today. You can listen the podcast below:
It’s funny, and sometimes not so funny, how an actor’s earliest roles can influence the rest of their career. Lizzy Caplan’s first acting job was convincing everyone around her she was just fine when her mother passed away. Caplan was 13 at the time, and the tough, hold-it-in-and-laugh-it-off persona she cultivated as a result landed her a seemingly endless string of flinty, funny sidekick roles. Caplan was surprised and disappointed when the toughness she brought to her characters didn’t result in bigger parts. She felt she was brining more a nuanced version of one-dimensional female characters to the screen; so did casting directors and producers, who apparently didn’t really go for that.
Those were “dark days” that tested how much she wanted to be in a business that continues to hand down rejections to even the highest level of her peers. She stuck it out and resigned herself to a career of cool comedies that no one would see – a fate she didn’t necessarily mind, except for the fact that she knew she could do more. The folks at Showtime finally realized that too, and cast her as Virginia Johnson on its breakout drama Masters Of Sex. In playing a complex woman whose ambition and constant need to prove herself bears an uncanny resemblance to her own, Caplan finds herself in a role that serves as both an inspiration and a cautionary tale. A thick skin can get you through a lot, but if you’re not careful, it can separate you from a lot of happiness.
Caplan joins Off Camera to discuss the influence of her early childhood on her art, feminism on and off the screen, and the value of terrifying yourself on a regular basis. And nudity. Which she is okay with, as long as it’s her and not Will Ferrell.
ET Canada – Sex sells, especially when the plot surrounds it. The show that’s based off of the true stories between Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who pioneered the science behind human sexuality in the 1950s and ‘60s, is back for a third season.
ET Canada sat down with the duo in question to talk about the upcoming season and their take on love and sex.
Lizzy was quick to let us know that she has always been in touch with the details surrounding the show’s main subject matter.
“I’ve always been a person that people tell very personal, intimate, dirty things to,” she reveals. “I keep waiting for somebody to lift up their skirt and ask me to diagnose them.”
The season didn’t premiered yet, but we already have promotional images from Masters of Sex episode 2, titled Three’s a Crowd, that will air on July 19. Thanks Claudia for sending it on our way!
The shockwaves surrounding the events of Masters and Johnson’s first press conference begin to reverberate around their universe as the book nears its release date. Bill takes on a powerful, high profile fertility patient with the help of a new doctor in the practice, while Virginia and Libby come to terms with Bill’s role in Gini’s life.
Check the new images in our gallery. Masters of Sex premieres Sunday July 12, 10pm, on Showtime.
Lizzy is Playboy’s July/August 20Q’s subject, and on this issue she talks about the obvious things like her on-camera nudity, and some not-so-obvious things, like her admiration for men who wear tighty-whities. You can check HQ scans added in our gallery, and also the photoshoot. Enjoy!
The gallery was updated with 17 HQ promotional stills from the season premiere, titled Parliament of Owls, thanks to Claudia.
At the forefront of the Sexual Revolution, Masters and Johnson are about to publish their study, finally removing the shroud from the work that’s consumed them for the past decade. As they face the press for the first time, they flashback to a summer vacation of the year prior, where Virginia is faced with parenting struggles, Bill is finishing work on their book, and Libby is pulling herself out from beneath a deep depression.
Masters of Sex premieres Sunday July 12, 10pm, on Showtime.
The gallery was updated with the promotional photoshoot and the poster of Masters of Sex season 3, thanks to Claudia. You also can check the behind-the-scenes video below:
Back in March Lizzy recorded the Variety Emmy Studio: Actors on Actors with fellow actress Allison Janney. They talked about doing comedy on drama, among other things.
“(Virginia Johnson) passed away after we shot the pilot. But she made it very clear that she didn’t want any involvement in it whatsoever … I don’t think she read the script, it was more that she wrote this book, and that was her story, and then she wanted to just live out the rest of her life away from it all. Which I had to respect, but it drove me a bit crazy. And I’m also not tasked with doing a direct impersonation, because people don’t know what she sounds like or how she moved or anything. Which is good, because I don’t know if I would be any good at that.”
Watch the full interview below: