Connie Britton Dishes On Being A Working Actress, Single Mom To Redbook

connie britton redbook october 2014 (2)‘Nashville’ star Connie Britton covers the October issue of Redbook! She chatted with the magazine about being a single mother, shared her thoughts on Gwyneth Paltrow’s comments about how it’s harder to be an actress than a working mom with an office job, and her new movie, ‘This Is Where I Leave You.’ RELATED: Does Gwyneth Paltrow have it harder than moms who work 9-5 jobs?

Here are some excerpts from Connie’s interview.

Connie Britton on feeling the pressure to find a perfect guy and father for her son:
“I would love to be doing this with a partner, and I want Yoby to have a father figure. But I also know that putting that kind of pressure on myself or on a relationship would be disastrous. It’s funny – my married friends tell me all the time, ‘What you have is so much easier.’ When you’re doing it on your own, you don’t have to [argue over] how you’re raising the kids.”

What she thinks about Gwyneth Paltrow complaining that actresses have it particularly hard compared to other working moms, because the hours are so long:
“Our hours are long, but I would never compare what I do to what anyone else does. Everybody’s working hard and doing the best they can – if you’re a mom, there’s that pressure, we all face it. I’m constantly being pulled in different directions. But that’s the thing: Moms are pulled and distracted. I would never say that’s worse for me because I’m an actor. I am actually 100% sure all moms feel that way.”

In ‘This Is Where I Leave You,’ Britton plays a successful therapist in love with a much younger man (played by Adam Driver). Britton on the assumptions people make about these kinds of relationships:
“There’s a lot of ‘cougar’ talk, and a level or indignity to the way people talk about it. Here’s the deal: I think that age can disappear. I know women in their 40’s who don’t feel like, quote unquote, women in their 40s. I hate generalizations. There’s also this idea of the older woman – or even just a strong woman – using men up and spitting them out. That’s not my experience at all. I get my heart broken. A big part of intimacy is vulnerability, but if you make yourself vulnerable, you’re going to get your heart broken.”

I’m going to check out ‘This Is Where I Leave You’! You can read Connie’s entire interview in the October issue of Redbook, which hits newsstands on September 9th!

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