Connie Britton on being a single mother: I have no sex life
Connie Britton has no regrets about becoming a single mother, but the actress does lament that she doesn't have a sex life anymore.
"I have no sex life right now," Britton said on the new Lifetime series, "The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet" on Thursday. "I keep thinking about how I could do it, how I could pull it off."
Britton adopted an Ethiopian baby boy named Yoby in November 2011, after a three year adoption process. She told Amanda de Cadenet that while she feel she's in "great shape to meet a man," she lacks the time to date with a child and her new ABC series "Nashville," which is set to debut in the fall.
"I do very strongly believe that he and I did choose each other," Britton said of Yoby. "I think that's really true with adopted children. I know that he is my son."
The 45-year-old actress was married for four years to John Britton, before the couple divorced in 1995. Though she told Cadenet that she would have loved to raise her son with a partner, she knew she didn't want to wait to start a family.
"There was a lot of grief about having not started this journey with the man who was going to be my partner. I anticipate finishing it with a man who's going to be my partner," Britton told Cadenet. "I definitely had to grieve that, but I also didn't want to wait anymore. I absolutely know that this was something that I want for my life, and I'm really fortunate... and I feel like I can do it."
On "Nashville," Britton will star as a 40-year-old country music star who is forced to team up with a young country vixen (Hayden Panettiere) in hopes of reviving her career.
Britton is best known for her role as Tami Taylor in "Friday Night Lights," a role which got her nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. The series was based on a film of the same name, Britton portrayed the head coach's wife in both, but her character had a different name in the film.
She also starred opposite Dylan McDermott in the first season of the hugely popular FX series, "American Horror Story." Breakout star Jessica Lange will star in the second season, which will take place in a different setting and will feature handful of returning cast members portraying new characters.
Britton made her big screen debut as Molly McMullen in "The Brothers McMullen" in 1995 and appeared in the comedy series "Ellen" the same year. She has also had recurring roles on "24" and "The West Wing."
Watch a clip from Connie Britton's interview on "The Conversation" and the trailer for "Nashville" below.