Otis Milburn star Asa Butterfield talks about what we can expect from Sex Education Season 3 on Netflix. Here's what the actor had to say.
Asa Butterfield, 24, was born in London and began his acting career when he was seven years old. At the age of 10, he secured lead roles in the tragic drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) and Martin Scorsese's Hugo (2011).
His other notable credits include Journey's End (2017), X+Y (2014), Greed (2019), Son of Rambow (2007), and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Earlier in the year, Asa was busy filming the forthcoming season 3 of the Netflix comedy Sex Education, in which he plays adolescent Otis Milburn.
Asa Butterfield Teases What We Can Expect in Sex Education Season 3
When they returned to production in January 2021 following the COVID-19 lockdown, Asa Butterfield who stars alongside Emma Mackey claimed it was a "miracle" to be back on set. It felt a little like being freed out of prison when they first began.
They were all ecstatic because it was the first time anybody had been in a large crowd of individuals in months. They had finally settled into the new normal. Working is a blessing and he never wants to take it for granted again.
As for the upcoming Sex Education Season 3, the actor - who's worth $5 million - says there has been a bit of a time jump since the cliffhanger from the past season. Otis has returned to school, but he has a new set of responsibilities. He's matured and become a little more feisty.
Butterfield said it's been a lot of fun playing his newfound charisma. But he insisted, there's no need to worry because he's still terribly awkward.
When it comes to Otis' rumored new facial hair, Asa said:
We got snapped by paparazzi while filming and people have been freaking out about Otis having a moustache. I can exclusively reveal it’s not real. It’s a stunt ’tache. And thankfully it doesn’t last the whole season.
The young actor doesn't think anybody could bear looking at that thing for too long.
Asa Butterfield Reckons Sex Education is Normalising Insecurities
When asked whether Sex Education Season 3 is a force for good in terms of tackling issues and normalizing insecurities, the Netflix alum Asa Butterfield wholeheartedly agreed.
Asa said the show communicates good messages and initiates vital discussions about sexuality, bodies, and mental health. It is often tough for parents and children to discuss these issues. The Netflix show addresses them in a genuine, funny, and nonjudgmental manner. He wishes it had been available when he was a teen himself.
Meanwhile, many fans wonder how weird it was for Asa to have his orgasm face become a meme. The actor, though, feels it does not feel strange. He said,
Oddly enough, it doesn’t feel that strange any more. This show has desensitised me. I’ve watched my masturbating montage in cinemas full of people. One time I was sat next to my mum. But it wasn’t gratuitous, it was a tasteful, funny, artistic wank montage. It was “very sweet”, in my mother’s words.
Sex Education Season 3 premieres on Netflix on 17th September 2021.
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