'Masters of Sex' takes explicit look at sexuality

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By LYNN ELBER, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actor Michael Sheen said there's so much sex depicted on a new TV drama series about researchers Masters and Johnson that filming it became ho-hum.

Sheen plays William Masters opposite Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in Showtime's "Masters of Sex."

The series, about the couple's groundbreaking investigation of human sexuality, debuts Sept. 29 on Showtime.

Virginia Johnson died last week at age 88 in St. Louis. She was divorced from Masters, who died in 2001.

Sheen made his comments Tuesday to a meeting of the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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