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    What Made Emma Mackey Come On Board As Maeve In ‘Sex Education?

    The last session of Moordale Kids will take place with the fourth and last season of ‘Sex Education.’ The series commenced in 2019 and explores the lives of hormonal teenagers who are navigating their lives, education, and growing inquisitiveness about their sexuality and sex. ‘Sex Education’ stars Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Asa Butterfield, and others.

    Emma Mackey plays Maeve Wiley, a gritty young lady with the haunting presence of her parents’ absence. The love life and her struggle in school due to her image as a ‘c**k biter’ make it difficult, yet she navigates through life’s struggles with the feminism streak on her sleeves and heads high to fight the bullies. She also co-founded the sex clinic with Ottis. In a previous interview, she talked about what brought her on board.

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    Emma Mackey Thinks Maeve In ‘Sex Education’ Is A Gift Of A Part

    Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve (Emma Mackey) in 'Sex Education'
    Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve (Emma Mackey) in ‘Sex Education’

    During an interview with Elle, Emma Mackey talked about the success that ‘Sex Education’ reached, what makes the world of the series different from other shows talking about sex education, and most importantly, why she inched towards the character.

    Emma Mackey said, “It was a gift of a part; I couldn’t really turn that down. I think any doubts I had were more about my nerves, my own sort of prudishness that I might’ve had at the time, being new and not knowing what was right for me.”

    She continued, “Even then, I hadn’t read all the script. I had only read a few [episodes], but I did get very protective of her [as I read]. At one point, I was like, ‘Maybe I would like to play her, because I think she’s quite special.’ “

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    The Actor Talked About The Favorite Moments Of Her Character In The Series

    Emma Mackey and Aimee Lou Wood in 'Sex Education'
    Emma Mackey and Aimee Lou Wood in ‘Sex Education’

    In ‘Sex Education,’ other than raunchy, adrenaline-driven, and sexually charged scenes, there are some heartening moments between the characters. Talking about Maeve, she has some very endearing moments with Aimee, who becomes her best friend after severing ties with the Untouchables in the school. There is a scene when Ottis gives a sandwich and flowers to Maeve after her abortion.

    In an interview with Buzzfeed, Emma Mackey admitted that scenes with Aimee Lou Wood and Anne-Marie Duff, who plays her mother, Erin. She said, “There are lots of lovely, important moments for Maeve’s development, especially with her relationships with people. I love the scenes that Aimee and I have together. They’re always sort of in front of my mind. I also love the scenes with Maeve’s mum, with Erin. They mean a lot to me.”

    Emma continued, “I just love and admire Anne-Marie Duff so much, so anytime I get to work with her is a real treat. She teaches me a lot and she’s a really good guide to have on set. She’s a good woman to look up to and a good human.”

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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