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:
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.
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“The most difficult scene (for me) was when Julianne Nicholson’s character passes away. She dies of cancer, which brought back a lot of stuff from my own childhood in a way I hadn’t experienced before. And that’s one of the greatest and most challenging things about being an actress — you relive past trauma.”
In a newly released teaser trailer, Josh Charles can be seen as charismatic salesman Daniel Logan, a self-made businessman working in the scent industry. He crosses paths with famed sex researchers Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson (Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan) in his attempt to bottle the smell of sex and market the aphrodisiac to the public. His involvement with the already-intimate pair becomes, well, complicated.
The Showtime period drama also unveiled its key art for the upcoming third season, which is intended to mark the drama’s entrance into a new era — the ’60s. The image shows the leading duo tangled up with Master’s wife, Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald), on a colorful Twister mat. The game, which gained popularity in May of 1966 when it was televised on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, also endured criticism for supposedly selling “sex in a box.”
Coincidentally, the series will return in 1996, a five-year time jump from where season 2 left off. It will follow Master and Johnson’s journey into the public eye as they publish their study at the onset of the sexual revolution. Meanwhile, a three-way relationship appears to evolve between Bill, Virginia and Libby.
The third season of Masters will premiere on Sunday, July 12th at 10:00 p.m. on Showtime. Get a sneak peak of what’s to come: