Asa Butterfield And Gillian Anderson Talk About ‘Sex Education’ | TODAY


>>>THE NEW NETFLIX SERIES “SEX>>>THE NEW NETFLIX SERIES “SEX EDUCATION” IS ALL ABOUT, WELL, EDUCATION” IS ALL ABOUT, WELL, SEX. SEX.>>IT FOLLOWS A TEENAGER NAMED>>IT FOLLOWS A TEENAGER NAMED OTIS, PLAYED BY ASA BUTTERFIELD, OTIS, PLAYED BY ASA BUTTERFIELD, WHO STARTS A SEX THERAPY RING AT WHO STARTS A SEX THERAPY RING AT HIS HIGH SCHOOL. HIS HIGH SCHOOL.>>HE PICKED UP THE IDEA FROM>>HE PICKED UP THE IDEA FROM HIS MOTHER, PLAYED BY GILLIAN HIS MOTHER, PLAYED BY GILLIAN AND ER AND ER ANDERSON. ANDERSON.>>WE SAT DOWN TO DISCUSS THE>>WE SAT DOWN TO DISCUSS THE SERIES. SERIES. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>IS SOMEONE SPECIAL THAT>>IS SOMEONE SPECIAL THAT YOU’RE GOING TO MEET TONIGHT? YOU’RE GOING TO MEET TONIGHT?>>NO.>>NO. IT’S A PARTY. IT’S A PARTY. VERY NORMAL. VERY NORMAL. BORING, IN FACT. BORING, IN FACT. UTTERLY MRUPLUTONIC. UTTERLY MRUPLUTONIC.>>IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO DRUGS>>IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO DRUGS TONIGHT, MAKE SURE TO BUDDY UP TONIGHT, MAKE SURE TO BUDDY UP AND LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER. AND LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER. LET ME GET YOU CONDOMS. LET ME GET YOU CONDOMS.>>NO THANKS, MOM.>>NO THANKS, MOM. BYE. BYE.>>CAN YOU IMAGINE?>>CAN YOU IMAGINE? WELCOME GILLIAN ANDERSON AND ASA WELCOME GILLIAN ANDERSON AND ASA BUTTERFIELD. BUTTERFIELD. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT?>>HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT? NETFLIX, I THOUGHT THIS WAS NETFLIX, I THOUGHT THIS WAS COOL. COOL. YOU’LL LAUGH, CRY AND CRINGE. YOU’LL LAUGH, CRY AND CRINGE.>>DEFINITELY CRINGE.>>DEFINITELY CRINGE.>>QUITE A LOT.>>QUITE A LOT. YOU SAID THAT. YOU SAID THAT. YOU CRINGED QUITE A BIT. YOU CRINGED QUITE A BIT.>>MY SON CAME IN — OH, HI.>>MY SON CAME IN — OH, HI. PUT THE IiPAD DOWN. PUT THE IiPAD DOWN. THE IDEA THAT YOU WOULD WANT THE IDEA THAT YOU WOULD WANT YOUR MOM TO BE SO OPEN. YOUR MOM TO BE SO OPEN. AND THEN, WHEN YOU SEE WHAT AND THEN, WHEN YOU SEE WHAT THAT’S LIKE, THAT’S A LITTLE THAT’S LIKE, THAT’S A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE. UNCOMFORTABLE.>>YOU KNOW, SHE’S A>>YOU KNOW, SHE’S A PROFESSIONAL SEX THERAPIST. PROFESSIONAL SEX THERAPIST. AND SO, HE’S GROWN UP WITH AND SO, HE’S GROWN UP WITH MAGAZINES AND MANUALS AND VIDEOS MAGAZINES AND MANUALS AND VIDEOS AROUND THE HOUSE. AROUND THE HOUSE.>>OBJECTS.>>OBJECTS.>>AND OBJECTS, ET CETERA.>>AND OBJECTS, ET CETERA.>>THINGS.>>THINGS.>>THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE SERIES>>THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE SERIES IS ACTUALLY THE HIGH SCHOOL THAT IS ACTUALLY THE HIGH SCHOOL THAT IT TAKES PLACE IN. IT TAKES PLACE IN. THE HOME LIFE IS A TERTIARY THE HOME LIFE IS A TERTIARY STORYLINE. STORYLINE. WHAT ENDS UP HAPPENING IS WHAT ENDS UP HAPPENING IS OTIS — OTIS –>>I — THANKS TO MY MUM’S>>I — THANKS TO MY MUM’S WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE, I HAVE A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE, I HAVE A WEIRD UNDERSTANDING OF SEX. WEIRD UNDERSTANDING OF SEX. BUT ALSO, A COMPLETE INABILITY BUT ALSO, A COMPLETE INABILITY TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT JUST TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT JUST BECAUSE THE RELATIONSHIP HAS BECAUSE THE RELATIONSHIP HAS TERRIFIED ME WITH ANYTHING TO DO TERRIFIED ME WITH ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT. WITH THAT. AT SCHOOL, I USE MY KNOWLEDGE SO AT SCHOOL, I USE MY KNOWLEDGE SO HELP ALL THE OTHER KIDS WITH HELP ALL THE OTHER KIDS WITH THEIR ISSUES. THEIR ISSUES.>>HE BECOMES A SEX THERAPIST IN>>HE BECOMES A SEX THERAPIST IN HIGH SCHOOL. HIGH SCHOOL.>>THAT’S A WILD CONCEPT.>>THAT’S A WILD CONCEPT.>>IT IS A WILD CONCEPT.>>IT IS A WILD CONCEPT.>>GROWING UP IS PAINFULLY>>GROWING UP IS PAINFULLY AWKWARD ON SO MANY LEVELS. AWKWARD ON SO MANY LEVELS. WE’RE GOING THROUGH THE SAME WE’RE GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING BUT NOBODY WANTS TO TALK THING BUT NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH EACH OTHER. ABOUT IT WITH EACH OTHER. THERE’S SOME AWKWARD MOMENTS THERE’S SOME AWKWARD MOMENTS THAT COME UP IN THE SHOW. THAT COME UP IN THE SHOW.>>AWKWARD MOMENTS ANYWAY IN>>AWKWARD MOMENTS ANYWAY IN TERMS OF ALL OF US HAVE GONE TERMS OF ALL OF US HAVE GONE THROUGH THAT. THROUGH THAT. WE’VE GONE THROUGH PUBERTY AND WE’VE GONE THROUGH PUBERTY AND REALLY AWKWARD, TERRIFYING, REALLY AWKWARD, TERRIFYING, GROSS, MESSY, ASPECTS OF IT. GROSS, MESSY, ASPECTS OF IT. IT’S A UNIVERSAL CONUNDRUM. IT’S A UNIVERSAL CONUNDRUM. SOMETHING ABOUT THE SERIES IN SOMETHING ABOUT THE SERIES IN BRINGING A FRANKNESS AND BRINGING A FRANKNESS AND UNFLINCHING HONESTY TO SOMETHING UNFLINCHING HONESTY TO SOMETHING THAT WE ALL EXPERIENCE IN LIFE. THAT WE ALL EXPERIENCE IN LIFE.>>ASA, YOUR MOM IS A>>ASA, YOUR MOM IS A PSYCHOLOGIST. PSYCHOLOGIST.>>SHE IS.>>SHE IS.>>SO, WHAT WAS THAT LIKE HAVING>>SO, WHAT WAS THAT LIKE HAVING A MOM ON TV WHO IS A SEX A MOM ON TV WHO IS A SEX THERAPIST AND THEN, DID THAT THERAPIST AND THEN, DID THAT HELP WITH YOUR ROLE? HELP WITH YOUR ROLE?>>WE SPOKE ABOUT IT A BIT.>>WE SPOKE ABOUT IT A BIT. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OTIS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OTIS AND HIS MOM DID FEEL VERY AND HIS MOM DID FEEL VERY FAMILIAR. FAMILIAR. THE MOTHER/SON DYNAMIC IS THE MOTHER/SON DYNAMIC IS UNIVERSAL. UNIVERSAL. BUT THE THERAPY ASPECT OF IT — BUT THE THERAPY ASPECT OF IT — I DID SPEAK TO MY MOM ABOUT IT. I DID SPEAK TO MY MOM ABOUT IT. IT WAS INTERESTING LEARNING IT WAS INTERESTING LEARNING ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP OF A ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP OF A THERAPIST WITH THEIR CLIENTS AND THERAPIST WITH THEIR CLIENTS AND THE RESPONSIBILITY YOU HOLD AS A THE RESPONSIBILITY YOU HOLD AS A THERAPIST, ESPECIALLY WITH THERAPIST, ESPECIALLY WITH SOMETHING AS SENSITIVE AS SEX. SOMETHING AS SENSITIVE AS SEX. IT WAS INTERESTING. IT WAS INTERESTING.>>MY CHARACTER, JEAN, SHE’S A>>MY CHARACTER, JEAN, SHE’S A VERY — SHE’S FINDING IT HARD TO VERY — SHE’S FINDING IT HARD TO LET GO OF HER SON. LET GO OF HER SON. HE’S GROWN PUP, JUST THE TWO OF HE’S GROWN PUP, JUST THE TWO OF THEM IN THE HOUSE. THEM IN THE HOUSE. HE’S FINDING HIS FEET AND SHE HE’S FINDING HIS FEET AND SHE CAN’T LET GO. CAN’T LET GO. SHE’S ONE OF THE MOMS THAT SHE’S ONE OF THE MOMS THAT LISTENS OUTSIDE OF THE DOOR TO LISTENS OUTSIDE OF THE DOOR TO CONVERSATIONS AND GOES THROUGH CONVERSATIONS AND GOES THROUGH HIS THINGS, WHICH THAT’S NOT ME HIS THINGS, WHICH THAT’S NOT ME IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. IT’S FUN TO PLAY. IT’S FUN TO PLAY. SHE’S — SHE HAS AN ISSUE WITH SHE’S — SHE HAS AN ISSUE WITH BOUNDARIES, EVEN THOUGH SHE’S A BOUNDARIES, EVEN THOUGH SHE’S A REALLY GOOD THERAPIST. REALLY GOOD THERAPIST.>>VERY SNEAKY.>>VERY SNEAKY.>>I THOUGHT THAT WAS>>I THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE YOU SEEM SO INTERESTING BECAUSE YOU SEEM SO OPEN IN THE SHOW. OPEN IN THE SHOW. YOUR CHARACTER. YOUR CHARACTER.>>YES.>>YES.>>AND IN FACT, PROBABLY MORE>>AND IN FACT, PROBABLY MORE CLINGY THAN MOST MOMS. CLINGY THAN MOST MOMS.>>DEFINITELY MORE CLINGY.>>DEFINITELY MORE CLINGY.>>YOU KIND OF TOUCHED ON THIS.>>YOU KIND OF TOUCHED ON THIS. EVEN THOUGH IT’S AWKWARD, IN EVEN THOUGH IT’S AWKWARD, IN SOME WAYS, IT’S DEALING WITH SOME WAYS, IT’S DEALING WITH REAL LIFE. REAL LIFE. WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS PROJECT? AWAY FROM THIS PROJECT?>>IT’S JUST NICE TO BE –>>IT’S JUST NICE TO BE — THERE’S STILL SUCH A STIGMA THERE’S STILL SUCH A STIGMA AROUND SOMETHING THAT WE ALL GO AROUND SOMETHING THAT WE ALL GO THROUGH. THROUGH. TEENAGERS ARE HAVING SEX. TEENAGERS ARE HAVING SEX. YOU KNOW, WHEN WE WERE DOING YOU KNOW, WHEN WE WERE DOING PRESS IN THE U.K., THERE WERE A PRESS IN THE U.K., THERE WERE A COUPLE OF THE POLISH JOURNALISTS COUPLE OF THE POLISH JOURNALISTS WHO SAID, YOU UNDERSTAND WE WHO SAID, YOU UNDERSTAND WE DON’T HAVE SEX EDUCATION IN DON’T HAVE SEX EDUCATION IN POLAND. POLAND. SO, YOU’RE GOING TO BE OUR SEX SO, YOU’RE GOING TO BE OUR SEX EDUCATION. EDUCATION.>>YOU HAVE TO LEARN IT FROM>>YOU HAVE TO LEARN IT FROM SOMEWHERE. SOMEWHERE.>>YOU KNOW, BEING OUT THERE IN>>YOU KNOW, BEING OUT THERE IN THE PUBLIC ARENA AND BEING ABLE THE PUBLIC ARENA AND BEING ABLE TO DISCUSS THINGS AND THE TO DISCUSS THINGS AND THE AWKWARD THINGS AND THE FEELINGS AWKWARD THINGS AND THE FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS. AND EMOTIONS.>>IT TAKES THE PRESSURE OFF.>>IT TAKES THE PRESSURE OFF. I HOPE IT RELIEVES PRESSURE ON I HOPE IT RELIEVES PRESSURE ON PEOPLE. PEOPLE.>>GETS THEM TALKING.>>GETS THEM TALKING.>>IT GETS THEM TALKING AND IT>>IT GETS THEM TALKING AND IT SHOWS THEM IT’S NORMAL TO BE SHOWS THEM IT’S NORMAL TO BE WEIRD AND AWKWARD AND FUNNY. WEIRD AND AWKWARD AND FUNNY. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE A ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE A TEENAGER, SEX IS NOT REALLY TEENAGER, SEX IS NOT REALLY SEXY. SEXY. THERE’S A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THERE’S A LOT OF PRESSURE ON YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND SEX. YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND SEX. HOPEFULLY THIS CAN DESTIGMATIZE HOPEFULLY THIS CAN DESTIGMATIZE IT AND SHOW THEM THAT IT’S OKAY.

96 thoughts on “Asa Butterfield And Gillian Anderson Talk About ‘Sex Education’ | TODAY”

  1. Jenna is in the illuminati cabal cult satan worshipper Lucifer. Also is a male tranny. Inditments coming out for her and her family. Evil Bushes

  2. Nice interview, asked good questions, got good answers. Looking forward to this, I just got Netflix. Always figure that GA will do well, never seen her give a bad performance. Thanks Today show !!

  3. I'M here for Gillian (obviously) love the way she does her eyes…and she's looking Gorgeous here and sounds great too.

  4. its so funny when gillians between a brit and an american and unconciously her brain cant make up its mind about what accent to use

  5. Guys can anyone please help me? what is the name of the song in episode 3? the lyrics say "i wanna feel every feeling in the book tonight" .. i cant find it anywhere. please help

  6. it’s so confusing cos Gillian’s accent is different in different interviews. in some she’s sooo British but now she’s American??

  7. This is such a great show. Only in Britain could they make this show. The U.S. tv and cable would be too afraid to touch this subject. I can just see all the complaints from the south and mid-America.

  8. I really liked this series but all the way through I was wondering who the audience target was? I mean it was about 15-year-olds yet the age restriction was 18????

  9. I watched it all in one day😂 like at first I was like “ok I’m just gonna see what this is” then 7 episodes later “omg I love this”😂 I laughed so hard and I cried at the last two episodes and cringe very much😂

  10. asa is so cute and awkward, he plays his role perfectly and believable, I loved him as mordred in the series Merlin and was so excited to see him again.

  11. 3:45 seconds, Gillian previously started off British in the first half of the interview, probably because of the tv series. Now, the interview is influencing her accent and she slides into the American accent.

  12. It's interesting when Gillian is being interviewed in the states she speaks american and when she's been interviewed in the UK she speaks british..I love her in both accents ..LOL

  13. Watching Gillian Anderson and Asa with the British accent seems weird. Even though I've always know they are Brits!

  14. I love how the cast says 'I do this' or 'I do that' instead of saying 'Otis does this' or 'Otis does that'…

  15. This show is filmed just a few miles away from where I live. Love Gillian Anderson ever since I watched the first episode of the X Files, way back in 1994.

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