After Connie Britton adopted her son, Yoby, from Ethiopia in 2011, the ”Nashville” star realized a dream that was three years in the making. But the timing was complicated, as she was also planning a move to Tennessee for the ABC series.
During a roundtable discussion with the Hollywood Reporter, the actress was asked to name the biggest sacrifice she’s made for her career.
“Going to do ‘Nashville’ right after I just adopted my baby,” she 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.”
It was a big decision that did pay off, however. Not only was Britton, 46, nominated for a Golden Globe for the role of country singer Rayna James, but she said she’s come to really enjoy life in Tennessee.
“I work with wonderful people who are really supportive and people in Nashville have been so great,” she said, adding that she has a nanny who helps with the baby. “That’s been great, but it’s been challenging. I’m not going to lie!”
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