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"Very shut off, very difficult to know what's going on in his mind," says Michael Sheen (pictured) of his character William Masters, the real-life gynaecologist-turned-sex-researcher in Channel 4's new US import Masters of Sex.
Masters, along with his research partner Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) – whom he married – pioneered the scientific study of sex. The series is based on Thomas Maier's 2009 book, which tells how the couple "discovered" the fake climax and women's ability to enjoy multiple orgasms, as well as the duo's struggle to be accepted by the medical establishment. "I read Maier's book," says Sheen. "I also met some of the gynaecological surgeons practising at the time, so I got a sense of how things changed quickly for people in that field." Can we expect more series after the 12-episode run? "We've talked about it. There's a desire to tell the entire story of Masters and Johnson. It intersects so much with our culture's relationship to sexuality."
'Masters of Sex' begins on Channel 4 on 8 October
Glee star Lea Michele dedicated her Teen Choice Award to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith last night, making her first public appearance since his untimely death.
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The cast and crew of hit TV series Glee have attended a private memorial service for the late actor Cory Monteith.
The episode will be "upbeat" to avoid re-creating the cast's feelings of grief - and Monteith's character Finn Hudson will not be re-cast
Cory Monteith, who was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver on Saturday, was an actor who shot to fame in the hit television series Glee but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that in 2011 he said he was lucky to be alive. He was 31; police said there was no indication of foul play.
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