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Merritt Wever on the 'sexually frank' new season of 'Nurse Jackie'

March 29, 2011 |  7:33 am

Wever Get ready for a little TMI: this season, Merritt Wever says that Zoey, the charmingly awkward and energetic nurse she plays on "Nurse Jackie," will let you know that her boyfriend, Lenny the EMT guy, is "surprisingly oral."

"This season, she’s very sexually frank," said Wever during a recent interview in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, just a few subway stops from her home. "And it's such a shock when you see her appearance. There’s something almost infantile about her, because she still dresses with colored barettes and headbands, so it feels like such a contrast to have certain things come out of her mouth."

Wever promises that this will be the first season where you get to see Zoey in a relationship. As we told you earlier, Zoey is so giddy over her new sex life that she's skipping around the nurses' station, which may or may not be making the other nurses feel a little ... uncomfortable. "She's kind of complicated," Wever explains, "and she's kind of confused about what she wants romantically because she's so career-driven. She's learning how to be in a relationship, but I would call her a demanding partner."

For more on Wever and the new season of her show, check out "Merritt Wever brings undoctored flair to 'Nurse Jackie.'"


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Photo: Merritt Wever. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images.