If you think how the Sedgwick-Bacon household spends its time in the middle of remain-at-home orders, well, they sweep. We really do, Kyra Sedgwick says with a laugh. The actress says, “When you’re home for a whole day, you’re making a lot of mess. I purchased a puzzle but I still have to start it.
Recalling that the role of Sandra Oh in the BBC show is much like the salmon-out-of-water role of Sedgwick on The Closer, she pauses. “She is” like Brenda Leigh Johnson, a police chief from Atlanta who moved to Los Angeles, Sedgwick says.
Sedgwick says, “I don’t know if we started this or not, but after The Closer’s popularity a lot of women in their 40’s got great television jobs.”
Sedgwick suggests that the explanation for more actors finding jobs in their 40s was mainly economics. “If you make people a lot of money in Hollywood — or any business — people want to emulate that.”
She recently directed her closer castmate J.K. (and acted alongside him). Simmons 9-9 in Brooklyn. But it has been the first time she has played a cop that she still misses.
“That was a wonderful part to me, “says Sedgwick. “The lead is a strong female character, just killing it. Being ballsy and bold but at the same time still deeply flawed and very weak and fragile. And very sexy and just an ass-kicker too.
Sedgwick also learned from those very true, yet stereotypically contradictory features. “You understated her,” the star says. “Who is the person you would most underestimate? One woman. Not just a female but a woman from the South. Not just a woman from the South, but a woman from the South in a hat. “Sedgwick says she was underestimated too, she says any woman has.