Kyra Sedgwick Covers REDBOOK April 2012
The 46-year-old actress looks darling on the Matt Jones shot front page while opening up to the magazine about her motherhood, her marriage to Kevin Bacon and how the Bernie Madoff scandal affected her family personally.
Highlights from Miss Sedgwick's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to REDBOOK!
On being a victim of the Bernie Madoff scheme:
"There are so many people in this country who have been more betrayed than we were. We gave our money to a mentally ill person. We’re responsible for that. It’s not our fault; I don’t blame us, but we’re responsible. Betrayal is something that happens when someone is a friend or a loved one; that’s such a personal feeling. At the time, it felt personal because we’d worked really, really hard for that money— especially Kevin, who has been working since he was 17 in New York—and it was mostly his money, because I hadn’t made a lot. So that was our pension. We thought it was in a safe place. But betrayed? I don’t think that’s the right word."
On empty nest syndrome:
"My son is still living with us, but yeah, he won’t be here for long.... Life will never be the same. I know [my kids] will need me, but in a totally different way. Suddenly I’m supposed to think about myself first? What is that? That’s weird. But there’s joy in that too—we’re responsible for our own happiness. It’s not about them making me happy. You know, the best sound in the world to me is the door opening in the apartment and one of the kids walking in. That won’t change. I mean, I’m very happy when Kevin comes home too, don’t get me wrong [laughs]. But they light up my life."
On what makes Kevin [Bacon] attractive to her:
"The essence of it hasn’t really changed. When he walks into a room, I’m still… I mean, my heart gets a little fluttery and I think, Oh! He’s so cute. He’s so hot. That’s literally the first thing I think. You can ask people on the set—it’s palpable. He’s still a mystery to me. And getting older together is scary and exciting."
Photo Credit: Matt Jones for REDBOOK