The August issue of italian Vanity Fair featured Masters of Sex, and scans are now added to the gallery, thanks to Annie from Emily Blunt Fans.
Lizzy is gracing the September cover of Ladygunn magazine, in which she talks about her perfect day, not having social media, and of course, Masters of Sex.
It also features a beautiful new photoshoot, that you can find in our gallery:
On what would be a perfect day:
My perfect day would be sleeping in for a disgusting amount of time. I’m talking 12 hours, with joy. I would get up very late. I would probably eat a lot of food. It would be like gorging myself on very unhealthy, gross things and laying around and either watching really shitty TV or really good movies in bed. Then getting up, taking a shower and going out to dinner with friends. Pretty much sitting on my ass and stuffing my face! That would be my dream day.
On people in the industry that inspires her:
Debra Winger. I’m obsessed with all that she does. She sort of looks like my mom, so that made me love her even more. I remember watching her movies and knowing how famous she was, and seeing her way, her method of acting was so…I don’t know how to describe it accurately. It feels like a very realistic portrayal of how a person would talk rather than an incredible actress. She just seemed so natural in everything she did, just so believable.
On social media:
Because I don’t do social networking, I feel like there’s a hole in my ability to answer stuff like that. It seems like most of the people I become friends with and work with get the first impression that I’m probably a lot tougher than I actually am.
You can read the full interview at Ladygunn website.
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.
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!
In THR’s roundtable, six Emmy contenders – Jessica Lange, 66 (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Lizzy Caplan, 32 (Masters of Sex); Viola Davis, 49 (How to Get Away With Murder); Ruth Wilson, 33 (The Affair); Taraji P. Henson, 44 (Empire); and Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37 (The Honorable Woman) — speak candidly about the current climate in a conversation about nudity and typecasting. This can be found on current The Hollywood Reporter issue, which cover is already added in our gallery.
You can read the amazing chat on The Hollywood Reporter website, and check the pretty photoshoot added in our gallery.
Lizzy is featured on February issue of Elle magazine, on the session Women in TV, of course due her work on Master of Sex. I have added the high quality photoshoot and the digital scan (this one thanks to eden Liao) to our gallery.
Lizzy Caplan anticipated having to do a lot of explaining about Masters of Sex, Showtime’s bio series about the pioneering midcentury sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, after she landed the role of the latter. When filming began on the streets of Manhattan, she recalls, “We told people we were shooting a toothpaste commercial, because we didn’t want to have to explain that it wasn’t porn.”
What it was—and remains—is a richly textured look into the lives of the tortured, taciturn obstetrician Masters (played by Michael Sheen) and his research partner, Caplan’s Johnson, a powder keg of simmering ambition and sensuality in pencil skirts. “One glaring thing the show exposes,” says Caplan, 32, who last year earned an Emmy nod for the part, “is how little forward momentum there has been for women.”
The daughter of an L.A. lawyer (her mother died when she was 13), she gained early notice in cult shows such as Party Down and Freaks and Geeks, as well as her turn as a pot-smoking cynic in 2012’s Bachelorette. Now—after starring in this winter’s comedy The Interview, with Seth Rogen—she’s focusing on Masters’ upcoming third season. As for her place in the Hollywood power complex, “I would like to meet those people who are just fully in the moment and not thinking about what their next job means,” she says. “But right now, today? I am feeling very lucky.”