The Sandman Stars Discuss Sexual Tension Between Dream, Death and Desire

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The Sandman made it clear that The Endless are just as dysfunctional as any family as his siblings basically ignored Dream as he is imprisoned for a century. Interestingly, the series also showed the strange bond between the siblings which most viewers translated into sexual tension.

So was there really some sexual tension between Dream and his two siblings Death and Desire? The Sandman actors Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Mason Alexander Park discussed how it was impossible not to have that when you're working with Tom Sturridge.


Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Mason Alexander Park recently took part in a Q&A where they were asked which ship they believed was the most popular among the fandom (via Twitter). Howell-Baptiste quickly pointed out that her boyfriend sensed some chemistry between her Death and Morpheus.


"Well, you know what's really funny? When I watched my episode, my boyfriend was like 'Ooh, you [and Dream] are really cozy,'" Howell-Baptiste said. "And I was like 'Ew, he's my brother!'" she said.

That's when Park added that they got a similar reaction from their own partner.

"That's funny because my partner said the exact same thing about me and Tom... there's a scene where Tom grabs my hair, and it's very kinky, and she was literally watching it and was just going 'Kiss, kiss, kiss!' right next to me. I was like 'You can't! That's my brother, you can't do this!'" they said.

Amazingly, Park continued by revealing that executive producer Allan Heinberg said that the whole sexual tension thing wasn't exclusive to Death or Desire.


"The funny thing is that Alan was telling me stories about how Tom just has sexual chemistry with everyone, I mean how can you not when you're Tom Sturridge," Park said.

They certainly have a point right there and although we're watching Dream's interactions with the other characters and thinking it's just a little too sexy, it's best to remember that he is also a terrifying force to reckon with.

All episodes of The Sandman are now streaming on Netflix. The second season of the series has not yet been officially announced.

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