Olly Alexander has admitted he won’t be watching his upcoming TV show It’s A Sin with his mum, as it features ‘some very intimate moments’.
On tonight’s Graham Norton Show on BBC One, the talk show host will be joined by Years and Years singer Olly, as well as other guests including Regina King, Jimmy Fallon and The Queen’s Gambit star Anya-Taylor Joy.
Olly, 30, will speak about It’s A Sin, a series developed by Russell T Davies about the 1980s AIDs crisis in London.
When asked if he could relate to gay life in that period, Olly – who plays a character called Ritchie Tozer – said that he used to be scared of talking about AIDs when he was younger.
‘As a young gay man I was scared of AIDs because we were not allowed to talk about being gay at school,’ he said.
‘The series has given me a lot of understanding of what that period was like, it’s legacy, and a lot of context as to who I am. It has been interesting.’
While Olly is starring in a lead role in It’s A Sin, he has said that he won’t be watching any of it with his mother, Vicki Thornton.
Olly told Graham that his mum hasn’t seen any of the series yet, adding: ‘And I won’t be watching it with her, I can’t.’
‘I’ve warned her that there are some very intimate moments,’ he stated.
Other actors starring in It’s A Sin alongside Olly include Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Keeley Hawes, Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry.
On the same episode of The Graham Norton Show that Olly is starring in tonight, talk show host Jimmy revealed that he was once almost booed off stage in a London comedy venue for being American.
Speaking to Graham via video chat, Jimmy said: ‘It was 1995 and I was there for a week on holiday. I went to the Comedy Store and asked to do a routine.’
‘I turned up at midnight and I was so excited, but the crowd was a bit rough and when I was introduced as being from America they just booed and booed before I had even said my name.’
The Graham Norton show airs tonight at 10.45pm on BBC One and is also available on BBC iPlayer.
It’s A Sin begins on Channel 4 on Friday January 22, with all five episodes later becoming available on All 4.Credit: Original article published here.