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It's a Sin's Olly Alexander on his mum's reaction to "intimate" sex scenes

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Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

It's a Sin star Olly Alexander has revealed his mother's reaction to his sex scenes in the recent Channel 4 series.

The Years & Years singer took on the role of Ritchie Tozer in the acclaimed drama, which follows the lives of a group of gay men and their friends during the AIDS epidemic.

The show did include some more intimate scenes, though thankfully Olly managed to give his mum enough preparation.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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"Yes, I spoke to her and said, 'There are some intimate scenes,'" he told Cosmopolitan. "She didn't bat an eyelid and said, 'Because you told me, I knew what to expect.' She's the best."

The star went on to admit that filming those scenes was "nerve-wracking", though intimacy coordinators made things much easier.

"I went into it thinking I'd be fine, and confident with my body," he recalled. "But then I got more nervous. We had intimacy coordinators working on the project and they were revolutionary. You choreograph it like a dance and go through everything with the other performer before you get to set.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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"It's crazy that, in the past, you'd just show up to shoot a scene and figure it out," Olly added.

Meanwhile, creator Russell T Davies recently revealed that there won't be a second series of It's a Sin, explaining: "It was lovely. It said everything I wanted to say. The only long-running thing I've ever done is Doctor Who and that's because Doctor Who is designed to be long running."

It's a Sin is now available to stream in its entirety on All 4.

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