Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood And Connor Swindells Are A Real Life Couple
In the first season we got to see Aimee Gibbs (played by Aimee Lou Wood) and Adam Groff (played by Connor Swindells) fumble their way through a classic awkward teenage relationship. The pair must have hit it off in real life too, as they've been gone public with their relationship on social media.
View this post on InstagramHAPPY DAY OF BIRTH SWINDELLS YOU BEAUTIFUL MAGNIFICENT MAN. You've been a warrior king forever in the hundreds of lives you have already lived but now you're my . AND I DONT GIVE A F IF ANYONE THINKS THAT IS CRINGEY cuz I'm trying to be as brave as u are. I'm owning my narrative :wink:. Big thank you to Adam Groff and Aimee Gibbs for making all this possible... Not going to say any more because I feel vulnerable but YOU KNOW THE REST:last_quarter_moon_with_face::last_quarter_moon_with_face:(posting now because of that evil time difference)
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Connor told The Telegraph in a 2019 interview they had only got together after filming the first series, and that the fact they have their sex scenes choreographed by an 'intimacy director' is important: "There is no confusion to be had between our sex scenes on the show and our own personal life.
"That way, it's like you're not taking anything from your own life. When you do that, you get home at the end of the day and you're depressed and you feel vulnerable, because you've just shown people what you do in the most personal, vulnerable situation."
Speaking to LADbible about the show's decision to hire an intimacy director, writer Laurie Nunn and director Ben Taylor explained that going into the project, they knew they'd need to tread carefully.
After all, while the show is, on the one hand, a blissfully nostalgic, light-hearted comedy set in a make-believe world of bright colours and varsity jackets, on the other it's also a sincere and poignant study of difficult relationships and sexual shortcomings.
Taylor told LADbible: "It's difficult when you break down scripts with actors, and especially young actors.
"You want to be able to say why you need that from them for that scene, and with nudity it's always a trickier conversation.
"But I think the way the scenes are written it's always that they're there for character, and there for comedy, so the aim is that there's nothing that ever feels gratuitous in the show."
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