Director John Madden is interviewed and asked about "Masters of Sex" and tells about his "raw" experience.
|New York -- the scene for "Masters of Sex" pilot|
You just shot a pilot here in New York — Masters of Sex with Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen. How did that go?
I've never shot in New York before, and I was really relishing that opportunity, but we ended up only shooting one scene in Manhattan, at the Union Theological Seminary, which is part of Columbia, because a huge amount of the story takes place at a hospital. We found this decommissioned hospital out in Queens, a former tubercular hospital, and we built a set there. We knocked down one floor and rebuilt it. And we had a bunch of shooting on Long Island. So it wasn't the kind of raw New York experience I had hoped to have. But the show is certainly raw, in another way! [Laughs.]