Appearance Screencaps: 2013: May 16 – Jimmy Kimmle Live
Appearance Screencaps: 2013: May 17 – Live with Kelly & Michael
A woman looking for role models could do worse than Connie Britton. At 46, she’s the star of one of the hottest shows on television, comfortable with herself, excited about her career, and not quiet about any of it. As the legendary country-music star Rayna Jaymes on ABC’s Nashville, she gets to show off the qualities that make her one of the most riveting personalities on prime time: steely determination, a sense of humor, and sex appeal. In the process, she plays a major role in bringing sophistication and snap to that old TV standby, the nighttime soap opera. Speaking from her home in Nashville, where she has relocated with her 2-year-old son during filming, Britton talks about the ideas that got her here.
“The most scary and the most risky things that I have taken on have been the most rewarding. And that sucks.”
When Britton accepted the leading role on Nashville, she did so despite several major concerns. For one thing, Jaymes is supposed to be a multiple Grammy Award-winning artist, whereas Britton hadn’t done any singing since performing regional theater in her twenties. What if her singing wasn’t good enough to be believable? “It may have been the most anxiety-inducing thing that I have done to date in my life,” she says.