Nashville may be over, having been canceled somewhat unexpectedly alongside many other shows by ABC, but it will still have a lasting impact on star Connie Britton’s life. As she told Seth Meyers on Monday, the show’s four-year run coincided with a special period in her young son’s life.
“It’s sort of a big deal when I realized I basically raised my son there,” Britton said of her boy Eyob. “He’s 5, and we’ve been doing the show there for four years, so it’s a big deal. It’s over. The end of an era. I think he’s gonna ditch me now. He’s like, ‘I’m staying in Nashville now. These people are cool. I’m learning how to play the drums. See you later.'”
Other than that, Britton expressed nothing but gratitude for the show’s run, although the ending has evoked “schizophrenic” reactions from her different sets of friends.
“I always feel like four years on anything, you can never take that for granted,” Britton said. “But it’s been a little schizophrenic, ’cause I’ll talk to my Nashville friends and they’re devastated… And then I text my friends in L.A. and they’re like, ‘We’re so happy you’re coming home!’ So I’m just like, I don’t know what I feel!”
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