Posted on Author LucianaComments Off on ‘Masters of Sex’ Boss Responds to Season 3 Criticisms
With the season premiere of Masters of Sex last week, the show received some critical backlash due its new storyline – giving the children, now a little bigger, some more screen time and visibility that it didn’t have in the prior two seasons. The showrunner Michelle Ashford did a candid chat with The Hollywood Reporter, responding the criticisms.
Why did you decide to fast-forward four years?
It was really a rather placid time. Essentially what [Bill and Virginia] did for ten years was accumulate research. Everything was on track: they were working, collecting, writing, etc. Then they presented their book. When you’re telling a story that spans 30-plus years, you want to get to the part where things change for them significantly, so we felt like we needed to make a fairly big leap. Of course, there is a lot that comes with a change like that. I know these jumps can be a little disconcerting, but once we settle in we’ll just be going straight ahead for the rest of the season — no more time jumping. … You have to re-ground yourself. It was tough to figure out how to keep the characters themselves and yet move them through time like this.
What did we miss in that period of time?
Bill and Virginia became more comfortable with being a couple, and Libby became more comfortable with realizing that this was going to be a permanent part of her life and that she needed to make peace with it. One of the other things I miss is that we didn’t get to see the end of Libby’s relationship with Robert. It would have been nice to see how that one played out. We’re going to have to piecemeal reveal to the audience what happened there over this season since his character will not be back.
Josh Charles enters the picture in this exclusive first look at the July 26 episode, which debuts his character Daniel Logan, a charismatic, self-made perfume magnate whose only desire is to bottle the very smell of sex.
Naturally, that quest brings him to the doorstep of Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) and Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) — by way of de facto bouncer Betty (Annaleigh Ashford) — and their paths will cross all season long on the third cycle of Showtime’s ravishing drama, which premiered Sunday.
Watch a clip of Charles’ introduction to the sexual revolution of 1966 above. No, that’s not him kissing Virginia, but that doesn’t mean he won’t complicate the precarious balance of things.
Posted on Author LucianaComments Off on Masters of Sex: “The Excitement of Release” Promotional Photos
Promotional pictures from the 3rd Masters of Sex episode of the season, The Excitement of Release, has been added to the gallery, plus a new promo image picture, once again thanks to my friend Claudia.
Posted on Author LucianaComments Off on Offcamera with Lizzy Caplan
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.
Posted on Author LucianaComments Off on ‘Masters Of Sex’ Is Taking Racy Television To A Whole New Level
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.”
Posted on Author LucianaComments Off on Masters of Sex: 3×02 Episode Stills Added
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!
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