Sex Education is back and lots of fans are asking the same question - are the actors who play Mr Groff and Adam Groff actually related?
Alistair Petrie plays dethroned Moordale High head Mr Groff, while Connor Swindells plays his on-screen son Adam.
Clearly, they aren't related, but their likeness is such - in terms of appearance and mannerisms - that some people think it could be the best father-son casting ever:
the way they smile is exactly the same it's mindblowing
- un p'tit chat sur un toit (@t_gaii) September 18, 2021
no literally, i was thinking this during the bowling scene in season 3, adam and his dad have the same mannerisms it's so subtle
- mia saw h. (@NotAnn94) September 18, 2021
Wait.. I thought they're real father & son :sob:
- :rotating_light:DOC:rotating_light: (@ChromaticaOne) September 17, 2021
Said the same. Not just the looks. Their mannerisms and stuff are perfectly aligned. Great acting.
- Name cannot be blank (@Rich_Walton) September 17, 2021
this is one of the best dad and son castings i've ever seen #SexEducation pic.twitter.com/JE3zkr2isO
- pedro (@hausofmalamente) September 17, 2021
Petrie confirmed to LADbible that Swindells definitely isn't his real son, though he admitted he is like an 'extra son' to him.
Told that 'Is Mr Groff Adam's real dad' is one of the show's most popular search terms, Petrie said: "Ha, really? That was funny. I can confirm that he's not my real son, although I do love him dearly.
"He's like an extra son to me. I have two boys but I really do consider Connor my third son.
"He's such an incredible talent. They cast him before they cast me, and I remember when we got together and read for the first time, everyone in the room was like, 'ah, ok, I think we've got something here'."
Petrie also addressed another popular fan question - just when is Sex Education set?
He said: "It does get a lot of attention, that question.
"My response to it is, who cares? Yes, the costumes are very 80s, but they all have mobiles.
"Some things suggest one thing, then others suggest something totally different. I think the stories are the star.
"They're so good that you shouldn't really care when or where it's set.
"Go and watch something else if that's what bothers you!"
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