Sex Education season 3: Ncuti Gatwa says Adam and Eric’s ‘dynamic to change’ as he addresses controversy

Sex Education season 3: Ncuti Gatwa says Adam and Eric’s ‘dynamic to change’ as he addresses controversy
Sex Education season 3: Ncuti Gatwa says Adam and Eric’s ‘dynamic to change’ as he addresses controversy
How will Adam and Eric find adjusting to their new relationship? (Picture: Sam Taylor/Netflix)

Sex Education’s Eric Effiong and Adam Groff finally go public as a couple in season 3 – but what does the season have in store for the pair?

Season two of Sex Education saw Eric (played by Ncuti Gatwa) stuck in a very complicated love triangle with Adam (Connor Swindells) and Rahim (Sami Outalbali).

However, he ultimately decided to choose Adam in the season finale, leaving Rahim heartbroken.

But with Rahim still at Moordale and Adam and Eric now a couple, actor Ncuti spoke about the developments in the pair’s new relationship as they start navigating it together in season three.

He told Metro.co.uk and other press: ‘It was really exciting to play with because obviously we’ve watched the watch the relationship from its consummation in season one.

‘I guess throughout the relationship is very much been dictated by the pace of Adam’s growth.’

He went on to explain how when season 3 begins, we meet back up with the couple after having spent a whole summer in an official relationship.

Sex Education Season 3. Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong, Connor Swindells as Adam Groff, Mimi Keene as Ruby Matthews in Episode 3 of Sex Education Season 3. Cr. Sam Taylor/NETFLIX ?? 2020
Season three will see lots of shifting character dynamics (Picture: Sam Taylor/Netflix)

Ncuti explained: ‘They’re very much like on an equal status in the relationship, there’s not anywhere that any of them can hide behind anymore.

‘Eric can demand, kind of what he wants, which I don’t think he was able to do before and so it’s just the changing dynamic.

‘It’s just quite interesting considering their history and we just see how they grow and how they work through that, because [they’re in] two very, very different places in the sexual and personal journeys.’

Sex Education, season 2 trailer (Picture: Netflix)
Rahim is still in the picture in season three, but what will he make of Eric and Adam’s relationship? (Picture: Netflix)

The actor also addressed the controversy of the relationship but reminded viewers the pair are still teenagers trying to navigate the situation in the show.

He said: ‘It’s an interesting relationship, because it’s one that’s obviously drawn quite a lot of controversy.

‘When you’re young, they’re both young. They’re both 17 – they were both 16 when they met each other – they didn’t make the wisest choices at 16.

‘But they found each other, and they have this connection and so we just kind of see how their dynamic is constantly shifting throughout the very different paces in a relationship.’

Elsewhere, Aimee Lou Wood realised the similarities between her and Ncuti’s characters, who both go through huge growth in this season through their respective storylines.

She joked: ‘Eric and Aimee [Gibbs], let’s face it, are soulmates. The fact that they haven’t met properly – they’ve not had one word to each other really, they go through like the same thing.

‘For Aimee, she is just becoming braver and braver, and with the same thing, which is, she’s always been a people pleaser, she’s always just wanted people to like her, she wanted to be popular.

‘Both Aimee and Eric are, they make some choices this season and they speak their truth and they learned their truth.’

Sex Education season 3 lands on Netflix on September 17.

Got a story?

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.


MORE : Sex Education season 3: Aimee Lou Wood admits she ‘got off scot-free’ with sex scenes


MORE : Daniel Craig nearly turned down James Bond role: ‘I didn’t want to do it’

Go to Source
Author: Charlotte Manning