Sex Education viewers can’t believe Asa Butterfield’s name is real
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Sex Education has had its fair share of surprises over the years, but one revelation might just top them all.
The fourth instalment of the hit Netflix series landed on our screens last week. If you've still not caught up with what's going on, check out the trailer:
While not everyone has returned for the final season, the main trio of Otis, Maeve, and Eric are all back.
Now, you'd think that with the show being such a big part of people's lives since it first aired a few years back, fans would know everything there is about the show, the characters and the actors who portray them. Right?
Well, it would appear not.
Despite being almost five years into the Sex Ed journey, some are only just realising what Asa Butterfield's full name is.
With all due respect to the actor, it's a pretty unique name, but it appears there is even more to it than meets the eye.
Taking to Twitter, some fans have been doing some digging - well, going on Wikipedia - and discovered that the 26-year-old's full name is actually 'Asa Bopp Farr Butterfield'.
"I thought the name Asa Butterfield couldn’t be more twee but I just found out his full name is Asa Bopp Farr Butterfield so count me wrong," wrote one shocked fan.
Another commented: "Say sike, please don't do this to me."
"Sorry but Asa Bopp Farr Butterfield CANNOT be a real name," put a third.
While yet another added: "Tbf, if you had to pick someone to be named Asa Bopp Farr, this guy would be in the top 10."
I appreciate it may sound like we're making this up, and, of course, you shouldn't believe everything you read on Wiki, but it's apparently true. Bopp himself admitted it ages ago.
Speaking to the Gentleman's Journal ahead of the release of the third season, Butterfield was asked whether the Wiki entry was correct when it claimed his middle names were 'Maxwell Thornton'.
To which he said it was not.
"No!” the actor told the journalist. "My Wikipedia page is wrong! This is a whole thing; a whole thing around my middle names.
"When I was born — and I’m going to go on a bit of a tangent here — I had all these other names. But, after about a week, my parents thought it was ridiculous to have six names.
"So, on my actual birth certificate, there’s a different middle name. My actual middle name is ‘Bopp’."
He went on: “It’s inspired by the day I was born, when there was a comet in the sky called Hale-Bopp."
And what about this 'Farr' business, well, that's his mother’s surname, which he adopted.
So there you have it.