Lizzy Caplan: Well I generally was more drawn towards comedic roles but there was something about this script that I found so deeply fascinating, specifically the character of Virginia. To have the opportunity to play somebody so layered and so nuanced and it's an opportunity that doesn't come around all that often for an actress and certainly not for a comedic actress. And so I knew it was a role that I wanted to fight very, very hard to get. Although I didn't really think my chances of getting it were all that great. Lizzy Caplan: I absolutely had reservations. It was something that I had never done before and I've been told for the majority of my career that I'm considered very - that my sensibilities are much more modern than period. And so I had a lot of doubts as to whether or not the producers would be able to see me in the role. And then after they saw me in the role I had a lot of doubts as to whether or not the public would be able to see me in that time period.
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And not feel completely uncomfortable and not want to kill myself? Caplan, 37, has a gallows humour and a tendency to speak in morbid metaphors. It feels appropriate. Her presence in the second season has been a mixed blessing for the pair. She and Michael Sheen played the real-life sexologists William Masters and Virginia Johnson for four seasons, with Caplan earning an Emmy nomination for her work. She remembers winning the role of Beatrice in a school production of Much Ado About Nothing , and being devastated — so convinced that she should have been the lead in a separate production of Romeo and Juliet instead. That youthful sense of entitlement, however, evaporated as soon as she was cast in actual film and television.
By Lina Das. From early roles in cult films to those sizzling scenes in Masters of Sex , the actress never misses a trick. Here she tells Lina Das about working her magic in a new blockbuster and why she loves dating a Brit. Well, it is strange that it seems to be accepted that men will get paid more. But, I tend to be ruthless in that arena,' said Lizzy Caplan. Lizzy stars as Lula, a magician and superfan of the illusionists who is asked to join the team. As he enters the room, a tripwire sets off a series of contraptions that ends with a large blade dropping from the ceiling and apparently decapitating her. The cast learned a certain amount of magic while making the film.
Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan bares Intermix , 10 N. Robertson Blvd. And I truly believed that I would not get this part. And I think they began to maybe see me as her from those conversations. It just feels like this role was something of a calling for her. Rodeo Dr. It started to feel like she and I shared this cosmic connection. Comedic instincts continued to serve her in the role, bringing a wry touch to risky, often intense material that endeared her to her colleagues.