Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX is wrapping up its third season Sunday, September 27, at 10 PM. Good news for fans of series creator Michelle Ashford’s drama about real-life sex researchers William Masters (played by Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) – MASTERS OF SEX will return for a fourth season.
Caitlin Fitzgerald plays Masters’ wife Libby. When we first met Libby back in Season 1, she was the outward image of the perfect Fifties housewife. Now we’re in the Sixties, and Libby has been through quite a few changes. She’s gone around Bill’s back to get pregnant (even though it’s his baby), she’s gotten involved in the civil rights movement, she’s had an affair and she’s even sharing child-rearing to an extent with Virginia, who Libby knows is not only working but sleeping with Bill.
We caught up briefly with Fitzgerald to get her take on Libby in Season 3.
ASSIGNMENT X: Libby is still physically there for Bill, but she’s really breaking away in other aspects.
CAITLIN FITZGERALD: Yeah. Michelle and I met before we started shooting, and she said, “I think this season, where we’re going to end the season is that Libby sort of knows more than anyone. She started off so naïve and so innocent and is really coming into her own.
AX: At one point, Libby and Virginia are in bed together and Libby kisses Virginia. Is that genuine sexual interest or …?
FITZGERALD: No. To me, that moment isn’t sexual at all. It’s actually more about gratitude that Virginia is willing to make this bargain with her, and also I think genuinely curious about what’s so magical in this woman that her husband is willing to forsake everything for her.
AX: And what would you most like people to know about Season 3?
FITZGERALD: Just that it’s a whole new adventure and the Sixties are an amazing time to play in and we’re having a blast.
This interview was conducted at CBS/Showtime’s party at the Pacific Design Center for the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
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