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Sheen's nerves about Masters deal

Published 20/10/2013 | 00:16

Michael Sheen has signed a seven-year deal for Masters Of Sex
Michael Sheen has signed a seven-year deal for Masters Of Sex

Michael Sheen has revealed he had hesitations about starring in Masters Of Sex, because it involved signing a long contract.

The Welsh star, who has been living in Los Angeles for the past 10 years, has committed himself to a seven-year deal to portray American obstetrician Dr William Masters in the Channel 4 drama.

"I had doubts about signing a seven-year contract. It's a big commitment," he told the Radio Times.

Michael, who stars in the show alongside Lizzy Caplan, said he relishes the opportunity to portray a real person in Dr Masters. The 44-year-old is best known for his portrayals of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, TV presenter David Frost and football star Brian Clough.

"I like having a real life to explore," he said.

"You have to search for what connects you to them, whereas when you are dealing with a fictional character, the life you develop inevitably comes from within you," he added.

Masters Of Sex continues on Tuesdays on Channel 4.

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