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Playing the model wife of the renowned Dr William Master on Master of Sex, Caitlin Fitzgerald has been drawing viewers from around into each of Libby Masters' scene, blending vulnerability and strength throughout its two seasons thus far. Now in its third season, everyone is eager to learn what Libby has installed for them; making Libby one of the most compelling character on the show. Asides Master of Sex, her upcoming film starring opposite Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne in Ross Katz upcoming indie comedy, Brother's Keeper, is definitely something to keep within your radar.
At what point did you realize acting is what you wanted to do in life?
I was forced to be in the class play in kindergarten and really didn't want to be. The moment I got in front of the audience however, I fell completely in love with acting. My mother loves to recount how I said not only my lines but everyone else's in that first play.
How did Masters of Sex come into your career path?
I auditioned for it the old fashioned way and after a couple of call-backs found myself with a job!
Can you spare us some details on what to expect this season on Masters of Sex?
This season begins in 1965, which is such a cool moment in American history. The ground is really shifting politically, culturally, and, well, sexually, and we are deep diving into all of that.
You have played Libby Masters for three seasons now. Can you talk about the experiences and challenges introduced to you?
It's been a really incredible journey playing Libby. She started out as the seemingly most naive character on the show, and as time has passed she is becoming the character who actually sees things really clearly for what they are. It has been challenging and thrilling to play a woman who's illusions are slowly being stripped away.
What’s the atmosphere like on the set of Masters of Sex?
Wonderful. We've had a lot of the same cast and crew all three seasons and it really feels like a family. I am enormously lucky to get to work with such cool and brilliant individuals.
Can you tell us a little about your upcoming role in Ross Katz’s Brother’s Keeper?
I play a cocaine-addled party girl. Quite a departure from Libby and so much fun.
Name three things you can’t absolutely live without.
Coffee. My dog Charlie. And going home to Maine where all the noise and nonsense of Hollywood fades away.
Is there anyone in particular that you would love to be given an opportunity to work with?
So many! My list is extensive but I would say that I'd really love to work with Tilda Swinton. Not only because she is an amazing actor, but goodness does she seem cool and like she'd have lots of interesting things to say.
What is your pet peeve?
Plastic water bottles. Traffic. Tardiness. Equally.
So what’s next? Have you got a plan for yourself?
There are a few things in the mix for the fall work-wise, but I am also hoping to do a lot of traveling this year. I really want to drive across the country with my little dog.
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Catch Caitlin Fitzgerald in the third season of Masters of Sex, only on SHOWTIME.