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    Emma Mackey Has Never Had A "Sex Education" Scene With Gillian Anderson — But She Wants One

    "Is everyone else gonna go hang with Gillian but me?"

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    Spoiler warning!!! Do not proceed if you haven't seen the third season of Sex Education.

    I — along with thousands of other people with taste — have not been able to stop talking about the iconicity of Netflix's Sex Education.


    The show's third (and best) season premiered just last week, and it's already the talk of the town (i.e. Twitter and the internet in general). And if you haven't streamed it yet — get with the program!


    In honor of its release, BuzzFeed took the time to chat with star Emma Mackey — who plays the tough-but-actually-a-softie leading lady Maeve Wiley.

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    In the interview, she discussed her favorite onscreen moments (including her character's wholesome friendship with Aimee, played by Aimee Lou Wood) and teased her upcoming role as Emily Brontë in the eponymous film Emily.

    Maeve and Aimee standing by the school lockers
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    And she opened up about wanting to finally get the chance to share the screen with Emmy-winning actor and legend Gillian Anderson.

    Dr. Jean standing by a table and holding a glass of wine
    © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Yup, if you think back to all the episodes you've binged (perhaps repeatedly), you'll realize Maeve and Dr. Jean Milburn have never been in a scene together. That's because Jean only found out about Maeve in Season 3 — given how private Otis (Asa Butterfield) tends to be around his therapist mother.

    Dr. Jean and Otis sitting next to each other on a couch
    Sam Taylor / ©Netflix/Courtesy Everett Collection

    "I would love to have a scene with Gillian," Emma said. "I've never had a scene with Gillian. Literally never. I'm like, 'Hello? Is everyone else gonna go hang with Gillian but me?'"

    She continued, "It would be nice to build Maeve's relationship with the characters we have and create some new friendships there."

    Otis and Maeve looking into each other's eyes
    Jon Hall / ©Netflix/Courtesy Everett Collection

    So, to the future writers of Season 4, here are some introductory Gillian x Emma scenes I was thinking of: Otis brings Maeve home for a nice (if awkward) dinner, where Jean then embarrasses him by presenting his baby photos.

    Otis with his hands over his face as he sits next to his mother
    Sam Taylor / ©Netflix/Courtesy Everett Collection

    Or Maeve seeks therapy following the emotional upheaval of dealing with her mom's sobriety and kidnapping of her younger sister. Or, in a less serious scene, Maeve has a chance run-in with Jean at the local grocery store where she's buying condoms or lube or something, prompting Jean to offer unsolicited but hilarious advice and congratulations on safe sex practices. Just some thoughts to bounce ideas off of!

    To read the full interview with Emma, click here.

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