Lizzy Caplan Dishes On Sex, Threesomes, And Getting Lucky

Lizzy Caplan isn’t a sexologist just yet — but the Mean Girls star is in a sexy state of mind as she promotes her new Showtime project, Masters Of Sex.

Alongside Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan is starring as Virginia Johnson to his Dr. William Masters. And in a recent interview, the star dished on orgasms, threesomes, and how men and women relate sexually to one another as she talks about her new gig.

Caplan joked:

“If you watch Masters of Sex, you will score chicks. This is everything your readers need to know. I know that the show will be equally relevant to men and women, if for no other reason: tits!”

While Lizzy is getting comfortable with the show’s open sexuality, she admits it’s a process — and says:

“This is going to be the first job in a while that I have a hard time sitting still while watching, I think. It’s just so different for me. It’s not the most fun to watch the sex scenes, I can’t say that’s my favorite way to spend the hour.”

Caplan also spoke of Johnson, the woman she plays in the new Showtime release. Lizzy says that while Masters was a researcher, Johnson was an innovator, and the star explains:

“She wasn’t making these choices as some big sweeping feminist gesture. For lack of a better expression, she marched to the beat of her own drummer. She knew what she wanted out of life and it didn’t look at all like what the women around her wanted. And in order to achieve what she ended up achieving in her personal life and professional life, she alienated a lot of people.”

Caplan adds:

“She didn’t get a lot of support, her children suffered for it, but at the end of the day, what she and Masters ended up accomplishing really changed the world. So I argue that it was worth it.”

But while Johnson may have blazed a trail, the woman who is portraying her also admits that women and sexuality still make awkward bedfellows. Reflecting upon being perceived as sexually liberated, Caplan muses:

“If a woman said to me, ‘Hey missy, you look like ménage à trois material,’ yes, I would find that flattering… If a man said that to me, I would be offended. It’s a double standard.”

You can catch Lizzy Caplan as she debuts in the Showtime series this Sunday.