Kyra Sedgwick guarantees she’s nothing just like the overbearing mom she performs within the new ABC sitcom “Name Your Mom.”
“I spend a whole lot of time zipping my lips, making an attempt to not meddle, ready for the questions, ready for the, ‘What do you assume, Mother?’ I’ll await that query, slightly than [say] I believe you must do that or let me make that physician’s appointment for you,” the 55-year-old actress advised The Put up with amusing.
Sedgwick has two youngsters — son, Travis, 31, and daughter, Sosie, 28 — with husband Kevin Bacon. The couple has been married for over 30 years — the equal of 132 years by Hollywood requirements.
“The Nearer” actress guarantees that there are not any mysterious causes explaining their blissful union.
“Truthfully, we simply bought fortunate, there’s no secret, we simply bought so fortunate after we have been so younger,” she mentioned. “I used to be 21 after I met him, 23 after we bought married. If somebody had advised me after I was 21 that I used to be going to be married and have a child by 23, I’d have advised them they have been out of their minds as a result of I used to be very bold, I used to be very impartial.”
“After which all of a sudden I met this particular person, and it was like effectively this was it. And I used to be so younger and so dumb, and I can’t consider I used to be sensible sufficient to do this,” she mentioned. “Nobody is wise after they’re 21. We’re simply actually fortunate, and it’s not exhausting.”
Sedgwick has a distinguished household tree, which features a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the founding father of Massachusetts’ Groton Faculty and slave house owners.
Sedgwick’s ancestors additionally embrace Theodore Sedgwick, who helped Elizabeth Freeman, better known as MumBet, win her freedom from slavery. She grew to become the primary enslaved particular person to file and win a freedom swimsuit in Massachusetts. After MumBet gained her freedom, she went to work for Sedgwick and is buried within the household crypt.
“We have been on the correct and the fallacious aspect of that historical past … It’s one thing that I’ve recognized for a very long time, and it’s simply very a lot in my mind proper now due to what’s been taking place,” she mentioned.
“Name Your Mom” will air this Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. EST and transfer again to its common schedule — Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. — subsequent week.