For all the attention your scenes with Michael Sheen get, it seems like the ones you share with Julianne Nicholson (Dr. Lillian DePaul) are every bit as crucial to the show’s success too. Does the relationship between Virginia and Lillian deepen even more this season?
Lizzy Caplan: That is one of my very, very favourite parts of the first season, but especially the second season. It truly is a testament to the strength of our writers and honestly, the fact that our writers are primarily women. And our show creator is a woman. The care given to developing this female friendship, which we refer to as a love story, it’s a friendship, but it truly is crafted as a love story.
It’s so complex and nuanced and they go through as many ups and downs in their relationship as Virginia goes through with Bill. I think it’s a very, very important story to tell and you see these two women really fall in love with each other and really hold each other up in a way that I don’t think is represented as much as it should be on other television shows.