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  • my guest tonight won a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for her work on the Closer and her new Siri's Call.

  • Your Mother airs Wednesdays at 9.

  • 30 PM on ABC Please welcome the lovely The Talented.

  • I'm thrilled she's with us.

  • She's one of my favorites.

  • Kyra Sedgwick.

  • Kira.

  • I love seeing you.

  • We're all separated during cove it.

  • And then today I'm driving to work and I'm like, I get my Kira time, so thank you.

  • Oh, my gosh, that's so nice.

  • Such a long time that I'm so happy to see you.

  • Even under these circumstances.

  • Yeah, I know.

  • This is nice.

  • Where are you right now?

  • That's a beautiful It looks like I'm talking to you.

  • And you're in an art museum.

  • You know, it's crazy.

  • I'm really lucky, girl.

  • I live in in.

  • I have a place in Los Angeles.

  • Beautiful.

  • Okay, this is this is my place in Los Angeles, and yeah, I mean, I get to see the green.

  • I mean, Jesus, it's nice.

  • It's really nice.

  • And you?

  • I mean, all of us, we're all going through the same thing.

  • We're it home.

  • Or I get my big thing every day as I get to come to this abandoned theater and and do the show.

  • But other than that, I met home and feeling kind of trapped.

  • I understand you got out.

  • You actually went out for an evening of fun.

  • How do you do that right now?

  • I did well, I got invited to go to this comedy show at Magic Castle.

  • And so I went to Magic Castle.

  • It's outdoors outdoors, but you're in your car 6 ft apart and you tune into a radio station.

  • And I thought, This is horrible.

  • It's gonna be terrible.

  • But then people came out and they were so funny.

  • And they were so amazing.

  • And Sherri Shepherd was there.

  • And also one of your writers, Lori Lori Martin.

  • Yeah, Laurie kill Martin, who killed it, who was absolutely fantastic.

  • And, you know, among all the other things that are incredibly weird about it, you know, these poor.

  • First of all, it can't have been easy for these guys.

  • I mean, it's got to be so weird.

  • You're like, literally looking out on a sea of cars.

  • You can't really hear people but give you these plastic clack er's that air just like this you know, horrible, like plastic nightmare that, like you're gonna throw out right after you use it.

  • But, you know, and it makes a clapping sounds clapping sound.

  • In fact, you're funny today.

  • You're funny tonight.

  • I mean, because night.

  • Yeah, sure.

  • A son coming in.

  • Exactly.

  • That sounds weird.

  • No, it's good, Believe me, I can imagine that if I were one of the comedians up there.

  • This is what I would want to hear.

  • It's awful.

  • But you know what?

  • It's better than nothing.

  • And of course, I'm so co dependent.

  • I'm like my arms, like, killing me by the end of it.

  • But, you know, that's hard to dio.

  • Yeah, I would think.

  • You know, I've been talking to you for a long time over the years, and I always love it when you come on the program on.

  • I realized that the question my producers and I think everybody always wants to ask you is the same question over and over again.

  • And you must be getting sick of it.

  • Which is you have been married.

  • You and Kevin Bacon have been married for you know so many years.

  • How do you keep your marriage happy?

  • what's the secret?

  • And I think Do you just ban that question now from interviews?

  • No, I don't.

  • Because, you know, I have a funny answer.

  • And the and the answer as this Kev, Kev's is you keep the fights clean and the sex dirty people like that one on mine is the secret.

  • To a happy marriage is not to take marital advice from celebrities.

  • That's mine is did not not not ask me that question because I don't have the But the true answer is on.

  • I'm just gonna tell you right now, the secret to a happy marriage is not hanging out together.

  • 24 7, 365 days a year.

  • E mean like, you know, absence, make the heart, makes the heart grow fonder.

  • And, like, you know, when you're out in the world and bringing things back into a marriage, that is a good thing.

  • As long as it's not a third person.

  • Unless you're into that stuff, which I am, we'll talk about that later.

  • I don't know if you guys have this, but, like as we've been married like our bed has gotten bigger, you know, like like we started out with a queen for like 20 years.

  • We've been married 32 years and like 21 years in the marriage cast.

  • Like, I think we need a better bed, bigger bed.

  • And I'm like, What a bigger bed.

  • You know, this is just the beginning of the end.

  • I mean, I was, like, really freaked out by it, but then we got a bigger bed and I was like a bigger bed.

  • That's good.

  • You know what?

  • You should try.

  • This is something my wife wanted to try about two years ago.

  • We got bunk beds, so I'm on the top.

  • She's on the bottom.

  • There's no physical contact.

  • She doesn't want me touching her eso.

  • It's the top bed in the bunk bed and then the utility closet during the day.

  • And we have a very That's how you keep a marriage going.

  • Yeah, I don't know why Bunk beds are just for kids.

  • It's ridiculous.

  • It's a way to keep it going.

  • You know what's amazing is this is very different for us.

  • I know that you had you guys had kids early, and this is something that your new show is about.

  • Call your mother because you I'm not at the empty nester stage yet.

  • How old are your kids?

  • My kids are My daughter is 17 and my son is 15.

  • So we're getting there, but I still can't even imagine it.

  • But I know that you had kids early, and so you've got your used to this idea of its things were quiet.

  • Things were quiet, Things were different.

  • Definitely.

  • And it doesn't suck.

  • I mean, really, you should tell your kids that Tell your kids.

  • You know what?

  • I love the part when you went away.

  • Oh, no, it sounds.

  • It's really is a horrifying moment when you're like, you're really leaving.

  • Wait, you're really leaving?

  • Like I birthed you and I raised you.

  • And now that I've done my job, well, you wanna leave me, you know?

  • But the truth is like, you really do want them to fly away.

  • And it's great.

  • I mean, you know, it's like you look, I had kids so young.

  • I didn't know anyone who had kids.

  • I don't know.

  • One taught me how to do a lot of the things that, like I grew up in the seventies, you know, where, like mothers didn't wake up in the morning and, like, make their kids breakfast like I don't know how I got up.

  • I don't know how I got dressed.

  • I don't know how I got to school.

  • I mean, I know I did like, but, you know, I just your mother, Your mother didn't You felt like your mother didn't teach you the necessary things.

  • You needed to know.

  • Here's the thing.

  • I can't go into detail about this because she's carefully gonna be watching tonight.

  • I can tell you that right now.

  • So if I used to say, it's like little things like when you go to the dentist and like, went to wash your hands after you use the loo and stuff like that.

  • She didn't tell you.

  • You have to wash your hands after use the bathroom.

  • Like I said, we're not going to go into detail about this.

  • I think he just did.

  • He just did just went into detail.

  • But the thing is, is that when I was 23 I had this baby, I was like no one tells you how to do anything.

  • I was 23 Kev was 30.

  • We didn't know anything.

  • And also, we sort of knew we knew every thought.

  • We knew everything so, like way literally.

  • We brought this baby home.

  • I didn't know how to change a diaper.

  • I'm not.

  • I'm not exaggerating.

  • We went through that too.

  • No one tells you any of this stuff.

  • And their legs were like this.

  • In the beginning, they were completely folded into each other.

  • Don't you remember that?

  • Or did you not do that?

  • Did you?

  • Not I When my each time my wife gave birth, I left for a period of, I think, a year each time and stayed at a hotel on.

  • Then I came back when I was told the coast was clear.

  • That was my way of doing it.

  • I think it was very It's not true, but I just trust me.

  • I thought about it.

  • I thought about maybe I could just go to a hotel for a year and then come back when the when my child is wearing like a little sailor suit was like, Hello, Father.

  • Nice to see you.

  • Come in.

  • I brought you your slippers.

  • I didn't even know how to like I didn't need No.

  • There was a time when my son.

  • My first kid.

  • You started Thio, you know, get