The stars clearly explained that the series goes beyond sex scenes. 

“The characters, I think they’re so complex and fascinating, and kind of intriguing, and coming to play it, I just really wanted to bring all that that with me,” Oliver said on bringing Frances to life.

Alwyn joined the fray and said that Rooney’s book was “really helpful” in telling such an emotional story. “All the characters in the book and in Sally’s writing, generally, feel so human,” he added, “and real and have so much humanity. The scripts kept that spirit alive, I believe.