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    When ‘Sex Education’ Star Emma Mackey Called Celebrities Sociopaths

    ‘Sex Education’ on Netflix opened the floodgates to some of the most important conversations in society since it premiered in 2019. Now, the last session for the ex-Moordale Kids is here as the fourth season of the show premieres on Netflix on September 21, 2023. The story revolves around teenagers who are inquisitive about human desires, sexuality, and love. Otis, played by Asa Butterfield, helps the kids in sex therapy along with Maeve, played by Emma Mackey.

    ‘Sex Education’ helped actors like Emma Mackey and Ncuti Gatwa launch their big Hollywood careers. Gatwa became the first queer and black actor to play the titular role in ‘Doctor Who’. He also starred as one of the Kens in the Margot Robbie starrer ‘Barbie.’ Emma Mackey has been active in films even before the series. But the actress bagged some interesting characters along the way. During an interview, she said that she hates the celebrity part of being an actor.

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    Emma Mackey Says No One Gives S**t About The Celebrities

    Emma Mackey talks about celebrities being sociopaths
    Emma Mackey talks about celebrities being sociopaths

    Though Maeve Wiley is just a character played by Emma Mackey, there is one trait that makes the two similar—not giving a s**t! In 2021, she sat down with The Guardian for an interview, where she talked about her series ‘Sex Education’ and celebrity culture. In the interview, despite having good social media numbers, Emma hates social media. But the thing she detests the most is celebrity culture.

    In the interview, Emma Mackey admits that she does not feel comfortable with the culture because she hates it. She said, “I don’t give a sh*** about celebrities.” When asked about her fan following, she said, “Yeah, but they don’t care about me. It’s Maeve, it’s not necessarily me. They don’t know me. So what does it actually mean? Celebrityism, or whatever, is a byproduct of the job. I certainly didn’t get into acting to become a celebrity, because it’s terrifying. You’d have to be a complete sociopath to want to be a celebrity.”

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    Why Did The Actor Choose To Come On Board For ‘Sex Education?’

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

    Emma Mackey‘s Maeve is a ferocious character, but there are some heartening moments about the character. She is tough, but kindness sometimes ensues in the character’s demeanor, making her reachable. But she protected herself and the people she loved, even if it meant pushing them away for the better. During an interview with Elle, she talked about what made her gravitate 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 added, “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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    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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