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Ruth Wilson can't have unconventional romances

Ruth Wilson can't have unconventional romances

Ruth Wilson can't have a "conventional" relationship.

The 'Affair' actress' career means she has to spend a lot of time away from home, which she thinks has an impact on her personal life and "limits her choices" of potential partners.

She said: "Any relationship you have will never be conventional, because you will always be away from home for a while.

"You just have to figure out with your partner how that works, they have to be very understanding or able to travel with you.

"It does limit your choices. But I wouldn't live without [being in a relationship."

The 34-year-old beauty spends a lot of her time in New York and though she loves the city, she dislikes the "bitchy and weird" all-female friendship groups she has encountered.

She said: "I've always had loads of men in my life, as my good friends.

"[New York has] gangs of girls that you don't get in London at all.

"It felt bitchy and weird and I didn't want to be part of it. It felt like being back at school."

Ruth also hinted she dislikes the number of sex scenes incorporated into 'The Affair', insisting the tension between her character in 'Luther', Alice, and Idris Elba's titular detective is much more exciting to watch.

She told Britain's Marie Claire magazine: "If something is called 'The Affair', apparently people demand lots of sex scenes. Do you like watching sex scenes?

"[With 'Luther'], you've never seen anything happen, they've never kissed, and the sexual tension is what is so exciting about it."

And the British star admitted she initially found the subject matter tough to get her head around.

She said: "All my three brothers are married and have all got kids, and Mum and Dad are still together."