- By Paige Petrone
- Photo Courtesy of FX Networks
As the saying goes, you always want what you can’t have! Forbidden love can be dangerously intoxicating, as A Teacher clearly shows. Just like Adam and Eve in the bible, FX goes for the forbidden fruit in this provocative series.
A Teacher stars Kate Mara (The Martian, Fantastic Four) as Claire Wilson, a high school teacher, and Nick Robinson (Love, Simon; Jurassic World) as Eric Walker, her student. He is a senior and the popular hot guy who hangs with the in group at school. He exudes a certain kind of confidence that doesn’t help things here. He’s sexy, has swagger, and is not a virgin. When he tells Claire (with big passion and showing serious acting chops), “I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, all I do is think about you” … I mean really, who wouldn’t want to sleep with him? The scene is extremely hot and very seductive! The problem is she should know better and show way more control — she is the adult. Eric’s life will be ruined by this, not to mention Claire’s career and marriage! A Teacher feels like the infamous Diane Lane film Unfaithful, as Mara’s character shows real giddiness and definitely beams like a person who is in love. The two become obsessed with each other and it consumes them with overwhelming emotions. And now, I’m obsessed … with A Teacher.
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