Sex was on everyone’s mind at the recent Television Academy Emmy panel for Showtime’s new hit series “Masters of Sex.”
Star of the Golden Globe-nominated show, Lizzy Caplan, wasted no time getting right down to the dirty talk. “There’s a fair amount of sex and nudity in our show, obviously,” she said, “but it never, never feels gratuitous. Our show is about sex and intimacy. Most shows are about other things … maybe, dragons.” Giving a cheeky wink to “Game of Thrones,” she added, “No disrespect at all, but it does seem sometimes: ‘Time out, dragons! Let’s watch these people get it on with each other.'”
As “Masters of Sex” gears up for its second season, Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen teased: “It’s interesting to get to episode four and have it be a musical.” Is he telling the truth? Or just pulling the covers over our eyes? Find out below in the audio podcast of “Masters of Sex” chat with Emmy voters. See the program’s odds to win Emmys based upon the predictions of Gold Derby users and Editors. Make your predictions – click here.
Along with Sheen and Caplan were stars Caitlin Fitzgerald (Libby Masters), Teddy Sears (Dr. Austin Langham), Beau Bridges (Barton Scully), Annaleigh Ashford (Betty DiMello), Allison Janney (Margaret Scully), and Executive Producers Michelle Ashford and Sarah Timberman. Panel discussion was moderated by Buzzfeed TV writer Jarett Wieselman.