Sex Education stars Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey are definitely best friends off-screen. The besties’ chemistry on the Netflix comedy-drama is equally fascinating.
As Netflix binge-watchers gear up for Sex Education season 3, we’re left with sadness over the conclusion of the previous season – which might have been so different if the scriptwriter had chosen the alternate ending.
But, as we wash away our tears over the fact that Maeve (Emma Mackey) never got to hear Otis‘ (Asa Butterfield) proclamation of love for her because of her new buddy Isaac, we find solace in the pair’s off-screen bond as best friends.
Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey Turned into Best Friends After Co-starring on ‘Sex Education’ on Netflix
Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey’s friendship began when they worked together on the inaugural season of Sex Education, with Emma, 24, playing Maeve, who assists Asa’s character Otis schedule sessions with his schoolmates for their covert sex clinic.
Off-screen, it’s evident that all of the key characters are good friends — the actors who play Aimee and Adam are in a relationship – but Asa, 22, and Emma’s exchanges are usually fans’ favorites.
In 2019, Asa, Emma, and Ncuti Gatwa (who plays Eric) took a road trip throughout the United States, and the trio appeared to be closer than they’ve ever been.
Since then, fans have frequently shared clips from their trip on social media to highlight how close the co-stars have gotten. Below, we look at the pair’s bond outside of the Netflix series and all of their cutest interactions off-screen.
Emma Mackey and Asa being cute 😍 pic.twitter.com/RB0aoPt0Zh
— Rena Bonita (@renabonita13) January 24, 2020
— best of emmasa (@bestofemmasa) January 25, 2020
can you believe emma mackey and asa butterfield invented polaroid pic.twitter.com/wCkcH6FtJY
— dai (@spellscratch) January 31, 2019
— best of emmasa (@bestofemmasa) January 26, 2020
— best of emmasa (@bestofemmasa) January 27, 2020
It’s evident that Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey have become extremely good friends with their co-stars, and as Sex Education season 3 gears up to air on Netflix on 17th September, we can’t wait to see more on-screen as well as off-screen content from these lovable stars.