Television: Sex Education; Claire Rushbrook Tells Sarah Waterfall How a Bonding Session Helped Calm Her Nerves before Filming a Raunchy New TV Series

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Television: Sex Education; Claire Rushbrook Tells Sarah Waterfall How a Bonding Session Helped Calm Her Nerves before Filming a Raunchy New TV Series


The raunchy scenes between Neil Morrissey and Claire Rushbrook in new BBC One series Carrie And Barry have left viewers agog.

It's all part of the saucy high jinks from the team who brought us Men Behaving Badly - which have led to the series being described as 'unashamedly rude'.

And next week's episode, on Friday September 17, sees Carrie threatening the couple's sex life with talk of a vasectomy.

Claire, who plays the title role, doesn't think it's that close to the bone though.

'I think rude's a bit strong,' she laughs. 'The series is a bit naughty. It's a feel-good drama but it's going out late enough to have a bit of an edge and sauciness to it. Carrie and Barry are happily married so you see all aspects of that.

'You just see a couple who've been married for a long time bouncing around while talking about what chores need to be done. They really fancy each other but it's not Gone With The Wind! There's nothing erotic about it.'

From the outset, the 33-year-old knew the part would involve quite a few intimate scenes with co-star Neil.

'It didn't call for nudity thank God!' she laughs. 'It called for biting the bullet and quite a bit of dry humping and a great deal of maturity on our parts.

'It was just a laugh. Neil and I were pretty good early on. It was clear that we trusted each other and we wouldn't have to hold back in arguing or bouncing around in bed.

'Sex is a tiny part of each episode and it's all for the comedy. It would have been quite different if we'd have had to have been seriously sexy, which would have been mortifying.'

Knowing they had to build a strong relationship as husband and wife for the cameras, Neil and Claire made an effort to bond before filming started.

'We met a few months before for a long weekend in Wales just knocking around which broke the ice. Neil's worked with the same team for quite a long time doing Men Behaving Badly so he was on top form and very relaxed when we starting filming which helped me.

'This was my first live sitcom. I was daunted at the beginning but I grew to love it, it's an excellent laugh. There was banter with the audiences and Neil's excellent at pulling faces and worse behind your back without you realising. I'm looking forward to gaining more confidence and expertise in that area!'

Carrie and Barry's best friends Kirk and Michelle - played by Mark Williams of Fast Show and Harry Potter fame and Michelle Gomez who starred in The Book Group - supply extra comedy.

'Mark and Neil go back a long way so there was an easiness there. …

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