Lady bits, man parts, and what people do with them are all at the center of Lizzy Caplan’s new Showtime drama, Masters of Sex. The series tells the story of gynecologist William Masters (Michael Sheen) and his research assistant, Virginia (Caplan), who commit themselves to the scientific study of human sexuality in the 1950s.

Taking a role in the series would be a bold move for any actor, but Lizzy’s not afraid of stripping down... physically or emotionally. In the latest issue of Interview magazine, the 31-year-old Mean Girls star does just that, going braless in a sexy crop top while spilling her thoughts on sex and TV.

“[Shooting Masters is] legitimately scary every week [but] nothing seems weird anymore. Just the idea of all these naked people in front of you all the time, and actually interacting with the naked people a lot. The simulated sex is one thing, but it's a nonstop onslaught of sexual discussions and sexual inadequacies and highly emotional scenes.”

When asked by her former Party Down co-star Adam Scott how many “naked penises” she’s seen over the course of the show, Lizzy’s quick to make a joke. “That's the bulls—t part. Zero penises! Just a lot of boobs. You become unbelievably desensitized to it really quickly.”

Of course, a show about sex is sure to get people’s butts in the seats, but Lizzy promises it’s so much more than that. “It's about people kicking off the sexual revolution. There's definitely intimate lovemaking between couples, and then there's the stuff that I think will surprise people, which are the experiments they do. [...] It's more about what sex is telling you about relationships versus just sex for the sake of sex.”


Masters of Sex airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on Showtime.


Source: Interview Magazine




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