Kyra Sedgwick talks about her new show, ‘Call Your Mother’

The Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress shares what it’s like being an empty nester on screen and also one in real life.
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Transcript for Kyra Sedgwick talks about her new show, ‘Call Your Mother’
Well now to "Call your mother." It's not just a good idea, it's actually a new ABC show starring Emmy and golden globe awarn winning actress Kyra Sedgwick joining us right now. Thank you so much for having me. I love the premise of this show, so you play an empty nester. You're having a little bit of a hard time separating from your adult kids but it's all for a tell us what that is. Because she loves them. Because they need her. I mean, and because she hasn't heard from her son for four days and so she gets little bit concerned and so she gets on a plane and she goes to see them and her son is doing okay but her daughter not so much and then through a series of events she decides to stay and they learn from each other. They learn a lot 6 things from each other. They annoy each other but they learn a lot of things from each other. I'm so looking forward to this. I'm about to become an empty nester. Just a few years away and I know you are as well so how did you react when your kids move out? Did you use any of that when playing this role? You know, I do. I mean I think it's a real crushing blow, honestly, when they leave. I mean, you know, it's the only job that you have that if you do it well, you get fired, you know, as a mom and you -- if you do your job well, your children leave you. So it's weird. And it's hard. But, you know, I'm grateful to have adult children now but I think fishily it's like, wait, what are you talking about? Like I birthed you and I took care of you your whole life and now you're leaving me. Just seemed -- it felt wrong. I'm so struggling with this, it's crazy. I love you're talking about it. Let's take a look at one of the clips from the show. Why are you here? I made you some of my famous bacon cheddar muffins. I thought I heard a happy sound. What's going on, mom? Oh, I live five minutes away. Do I need a reason to stop by and see my favorite daughter whenever I feel like it? Our home is your home. No, your home is my home. My home is my home and your home is in Iowa. You know, this is also helpful for many women who are empty nesters. It's good to know that you actually are still very close with your kids and went on a cross-country trip with your I did. I did. I couldn't believe he asked me. I was like, wait, what. Are you actually asking me to do this? It was fantastic. And a testament to how great it was, we were in a penske truck which is like a box truck and all due respect to penske, but they're not the most comfortable thing in the world and I didn't even notice, like we just had the best time. It was so fun to have that extended period of time with a grown child. You just hardly ever get that. I love that. You've learned a lot along the way. I love one of your quotes. We could probably build a whole segment around this quote. You said unsolicited advice is a form of aggression. Yeah. It's true. I mean it's like, you know, it took me a while to realize that but, you know, no one wants unsolicited advice. I try to wait for the question, like I try to wait for them to go, mom, what do you think? And then I'll have a lot to say but if I'm just offering my opinion or offering a suggestion, usually they don't -- it doesn't -- it doesn't go over so well. Yeah, yeah, I'm feeling that too. I hear you. How often do your kids call you, Kyra? Well, let's see. I call them more and my son always picks up. My daughter hardly ever picks up but I mean I actually have to say that I probably talk to them at least twice a month if not more. That's amazing. All right, that's perfect segue into letting everyone know, "Call your mother" airs tomorrow. Call your mother. Yes, it airs tomorrow night at 10:30, 9:30 central on ABC. Kyra, thank you so much.

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