Emma Mackey rose to prominence as Maeve Wiley in Netflix’s popular show Sex Education. Unfortunately for her fans, the actress may not appear in Sex Education 5. Yes, you read that correctly: Mackey will not reprise her role in the show’s upcoming seasons. The actress confirmed this at the BAFTAs in 2023.
As per Just Jared, Emma Mackey, was asked about her return to the comedy-drama series in the upcoming season. Responding to the question, the 27-year-old British-French actress told RadioTimes, “Season 5? I’ve just finished the fourth one last week!” Adding further, she said, “No, I don’t think I’ll be in season 5. I’ve said goodbye to Maeve.” So, it looks like Sex Education season 4 will be the last time when we get to see Mackey play Maeve on screen.
In fact, Emma’s co-star from the show, Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric Effiong, hinted about leaving last week. The actor captioned an Instagram photo of the door to his trailer with Eric’s name written on it, “Last day. The last time. Bye, bubs, and thank you for all the lessons and strength.”
Emma and Ncuti will once again share screen time in the upcoming Barbie film.
Emma Mackey’s wins the Rising Star Awards at BAFTA 2023
Emma Mackey was awarded the EE Rising Star Award at the 2023 BAFTA Awards that took place on Sunday, February 19, 2023, in London. She was honoured with the recognition for her role in the Emily Bronte biopic. Accepting the award, she said, “I didn’t prepare anything! Thank you BAFTA, thank you EE, thank you to everyone who voted.” She also added that she was proud to be nominated alongside other contenders like her Sex Education co-star Aimee Lou Wood, and Daryl McCormack, Sheila Atim, and Naomie Ackie.