By Jami Ganz
July 21, 2017 at 01:14 PM EDT

Working on Lifetime’s Story of a Girl did more for Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick than just provide her an outlet for her directorial debut and the chance to work with her husband, Kevin Bacon, and daughter, Sosie Bacon. It allowed her to stop apologizing.

Sedgwick said that her husband first pointed out her habit of apologizing on set. “He said to me, at the end of the first day, ‘You’re such a great director. My wish for you is that every day you are a director, you say I’m sorry one time less.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ And I realized I’d been saying ‘I’m sorry,’ constantly… which is just sort of horrifying for me now because I hardly ever say ‘I’m sorry’ anymore.”

Though she “wasn’t saying sorry at all” by the time she left the director’s chair, Sedgwick noted, “It’s such a pandemic of… us as women. We’re just constantly apologizing.”

Story of a Girl, which follows a teen struggling socially and with her family after a compromising video of her is exposed, airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.