Aimee Lou Wooden Revisits Auditioning for Lily


For those who’ve watched Intercourse Training on Netflix, I’m prepared to guess you share my ideas in regards to the ensemble; everyone seems to be so completely solid and I can’t think about anybody else on this planet enjoying any of these roles. The factor is although, one in every of Intercourse Training’s greatest breakout stars, Aimee Lou Wooden, truly received fairly far alongside within the audition course of for an additional position.

Not solely has Wooden been a scene stealer as Aimee since day one, however her unbelievable efficiency in Season 2 exploring Aimee’s expertise with sexual assault made an enormous impression on viewers and in addition wound up successful her the award for Greatest Feminine Comedy Efficiency on the British Academy Tv Awards. In any case that she’s completed within the half, it’s fairly wild to assume that originally, Wooden was vying for the position of Lily, the character now performed by Tanya Reynolds on the present.

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With the discharge of Intercourse Training Season three proper across the nook, Wooden joined us for an episode of Collider Girls Night time to retrace the steps she’s taken in her profession and, in fact, a big one is scoring a job within the Intercourse Training ensemble. Right here’s how Wooden wound up auditioning for Lily first:

“From my agent, I received by this audition that was for Lily. All I noticed had been Lily’s sides, so I didn’t see the remainder of the script. I solely noticed Lily’s stuff and I believed she was hilarious and the present appeared wonderful. After which my buddy, due to her job on the time, she learn the scripts and he or she mentioned to me, ‘Why aren’t you entering into for Aimee? I really feel like there’s a personality in it referred to as Aimee and he or she is your half,’ and I used to be like, ‘Properly, I’ve received an audition for Lily.’”

After three auditions for Lily, that’s when issues modified course. Right here’s how Wooden put it:

“It was after the third audition that they had been like, ‘We’re sorry, it’s not gonna go your method with Lily.’ And I used to be like, ‘Okay, it’s high-quality. That’s actually unhappy as a result of I actually beloved the present and it was form of the very first thing for thus lengthy that I’ve been useless enthusiastic about,’ after which they mentioned, ‘However, are you able to are available in tomorrow with this new character, Aimee?’ And I remembered my buddy saying it after which I received the edges by and I used to be simply laughing a lot as a result of a number of the issues on that script had been verbatim issues that I’ve mentioned in my life and I used to be like, ‘Oh my god, that is it.’”

Aimee Lou Wood in Sex Education
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Wooden had an analogous response to seeing the total solid assembled for a read-through, and in addition reacted the identical method when she first crossed paths with Reynolds through the audition course of:

“I keep in mind going to the read-through and seeing everybody and going, ‘Oh my god, yeah. Everyone seems to be completely solid.’ I keep in mind seeing Tanya truly in an audition and going, ‘Oh no, that’s Lily.’ I keep in mind considering, ‘No, I’ve misplaced the [part]. That’s Lily. That’s who they’re gonna solid as Lily.’ As a result of there was one thing all the time a bit not fairly proper with me and Lily. However it was completely form of meant to be.”

Whereas it should have been thrilling to seek out out that her Intercourse Training casting course of would proceed regardless that she didn’t guide the position of Lily, one may think it’s an odd expertise to place every part you’ve received into auditioning for one character solely to must pivot to a different. Right here’s how Wooden put it:

“Yeah, it was bizarre, as a result of I’d achieved chemistry reads with Erics for the scene the place Lily tries it on with Eric. I’d met these completely different Eric boys that had been going out for Eric, so I used to be fairly far into the method with Lily after which in a single day — I didn’t actually have time to consider it as a result of it was like, ‘Tomorrow are available in with this half.’”

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Even with minimal time to course of the swap, it turned out, Wooden was already precisely the place she wanted to be for her Aimee audition. She continued:

“I keep in mind Ben [Taylor], our director, he simply form of took me apart and I keep in mind strolling in and abruptly there have been all these producers there and there’d solely been like three folks up till that time after which abruptly there was lots of people there and I believed, ‘Okay, that is bizarre.’ After which Ben mainly mentioned, ‘That form of vitality that you just had with Lily, simply funnel it into Aimee as a result of we expect that what you had been doing as Lily is definitely proper for Aimee.’ So it was form of bizarre as a result of it was this new character, but it surely was the identical form of vitality that they needed. It was simply funneled into a special character, and it made a lot extra sense and it simply aligned far more completely when it was Aimee.”

Searching for extra from Wooden? Keep tuned! We’ll have her full Collider Girls Night time dialog for you as quickly as Season three of Intercourse Training drops on Netflix on September 17th.

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