Tapping into the story. Sarah Shahi has by no means played a character treasure Billie, the woman she portrays on Netflix’s Sex/Lifestyles who’s apparently within the superb marriage nevertheless finds herself wondering what may have been.
“I came upon a lot about Billie that I may relate to. I’m a mother of three fantastic young other folks myself and having been in a lengthy-interval of time relationship within the past, I normally came upon myself questioning a few of the issues that Billie was questioning — her desire for obtain of this sexual freedom and liberation that she was feeling,” Shahi, 41, told Us Weekly exclusively. “Excellent that sense of where did that other girl bolt? It’s treasure, be aware when I weak to be enjoyable? These varieties of questions, treasure, earlier than the lengthy-interval of time relationship and earlier than the young other folks.”
The L Word alum shares three young other folks, William, 11, and twins Violet and Knox, 6, with ex-husband Steve Howey. The pair, who married in 2009, break up in 2020 and finalized their divorce in January 2021.
“I weak to have these wants and desires, nevertheless I judge we generally achieve those on sustain in uncover to fulfill the roles that society tells us to — be a wife, be a mother or what that appears to be like to be treasure,” she added. “On top of that, Billie was appropriate dynamite in a box. She has an appetite for life that’s larger than Texas. The idea of playing Billie scared me and turned me on all at the same time. So, I was appropriate treasure, advance hell or high water, I have to derive a way to be her.”
Within the sequence, Billie lives out of doorways Unusual York Metropolis along with her husband, Cooper (Mike Vogel), nevertheless begins writing in a journal about her past sultry relationship with ex-boyfriend Brad (Adam Demos), and can’t assist nevertheless miss him.
Although the level to is awfully horny, she was ecstatic with the way that sex was portrayed within the story.
“I’ve normally felt that whenever you happen to have sex scenes in film and television — except it’s a lesbian fragment — they’re roughly depicted via the male level of peep. It’s normally the woman having sex the way a man wants to have sex,” the Metropolis on a Hill actor added. “I believed this was a real alternative to flip that on its head. Now, you have female sexuality represented by ladies folk on camouflage. … I felt treasure this was such a statement, to level to that we are these fantastic sexual beings.”
Shahi also wants to remind others that “you can be a mother and tranquil want to be a sexual goddess at the same time,” she told Us. “You don’t have to lose one for the other.”
Sex/Lifestyles debuts on Netflix on Friday, June 25.
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