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Fans fell in love with Connie Britton as Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights, but she is now re-inventing herself on her new show Nashville. The 40-year-old actress opened up in this month’s issue of Redbook magazine.
On the celebrity adoption trend:
”Me and Angelina and Sandra Bullock and Mary-Louise Parker just get together every weekend, drink rosé, and talk about kids! No, that is not the case. Not that I wouldn't love to get together with all of them and discuss their experiences. But there is a community of people who have adopted children from Ethiopia, and that's something I want to be a part of for sure. To me it’s really important for my son to have a strong sense of that background.”
On deciding to be a single mom:
”I always knew I wanted a child, and I always assumed I'd be doing it with a man. Then my parents passed away within three years of each other. Right after that, a lightbulb went off in my head and I thought, ’What am I waiting for?’ I wasn't in a relationship at the time, but I thought, ’This is something I want to do. I can do it.’”
On how Friday Night Lights taught her how to be a mom:
”One thing that I tapped into very early on doing FNL was that a lot of what it feels like to be a mother is that you feel like you have no idea what the hell you're doing. That was true for me as an actor… And then at some point I realized, well, actually, that's exactly how a mother would be feeling. And now that I'm a mother, I realize the depth to which that's true.”
For more from the actress, pick up the November issue of Redbook.
Next up: Giada De Laurentiis on Women’s Health magazine