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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.
Our gallery was updated with some replacements/additional photos from photoshoots Lizzy has been made last year. Check it:
Emmy nominee Viola Davis, 49, and five other top TV drama actresses — Lizzy Caplan, 32 (Masters of Sex); Emmy nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37 (The Honorable Woman); Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson, 44 (Empire); Emmy nominee Jessica Lange, 66 (American Horror Story: Freak Show); and Ruth Wilson, 33 (The Affair) — speak candidly about everything from race, sexism and aging in Hollywood to nudity and typecasting in THR’s Drama Actress Roundtable.
The table was aired yesterday on SundanceTV. Watch it below:
Pictures of Lizzy while attending a press conference for Masters of Sex last month has finally been added to our gallery.
Entertainment Weekly has the first clip with Josh Charles on Masters of Sex!
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.
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!
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:
“Masters of Sex”
“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.”