“Nashville” star Connie Britton realized a three-year dream when she adopted her son, Yoby, back in 2011. According to ABC News on May 29, the timing made things challenging as she was about to move to Tennessee to star in a new series.
When Britton spoke with the Hollywood Reporter, she was asked to name the biggest sacrifice she’d made to further her career. Hands down, it was agreeing to do “Nashville” right after adopting Yoby.
Britton said, “That was big. I had just become a mother and moved to a town where I didn’t know a soul and started working 16 hours a day without a support system.”
The decision was difficult but the chance to star in a show where she could also stretch her singing talents held definite appeal. It was the opportunity of a lifetime and it worked. The 46 year old actress nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Rayna James. She also has a music career now because of how well the soundtrack CDs from the show are selling.
Another plus was discovering she really enjoys life in Tennessee. She describes the cast and crew as “really supportive.” She has also found the people in Nashville to be “great.” Now that she has a nanny, things are settling down for the former “Friday Night Lights” actress.
Now she says, “It’s been challenging. I’m not going to lie!”
“Nashville” returns in the fall on ABC with a full season of new episodes.
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