Caroline Quentin: 'Once you're over 40 people don't see you as a sexual being anymore'

The Men Behaving Badly actress spoke about her good love life, and said that Game of Thrones is too sexually charged

Thursday 22 January 2015 17:09
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Caroline Quentin, best known for her roles in Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek, has spoken about the perception of sex as you age.

"Once you're over 40, and over 50 particularly, people don't perceive you as a sexual being any more," Quentin told the Guardian. "It's certainly not true in my own life.

"I find getting older enjoyable and, as the years have gone on, I've enjoyed my sexuality more. I don't feel asexual just because I'm over a certain age. Quite the reverse actually."

She added that modern TV was too sexualised for her taste. "I saw Game of Thrones the other day and all the women were nude," she said. "When did that become all right? Who’s in charge of that?

“I have a 15-year-old daughter and I know what’s out there. It makes me ache with fear. Young people are sexualised so quickly, for profit, now. We have to guard against it and talk about it. People don’t want to and – truthfully – I don’t want to either, but to be a responsible parent you have to have those conversations."

Quentin, 54, is about to play the lead in a play about prostitution, The Life and Times of Fanny Hill.

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