The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, returns for five episodes on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Catch up on the season with the attached TNT video, which recaps season six. Sedgwick appeared on ABC’s The View to talk about the series and her Emmy Award for her role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson of the LAPD.
Kyra Sedgwick won the Best Actress Emmy for her portrayal of Brenda Leigh Johnson, an honor she was nominated for five times. On The View, Sedgwick shared that she was not expecting to win after so many years, so was taken by surprise when her name was called. She joked that she did not have her lines memorized and had to use her glasses to read her speech. She called her glasses ‘bad glasses,’ because they were heavy and dark looking. Kyra Sedgwick wins Emmy ofr Outstanding Actress in Drama
Joy Behar of The View asked Sedgwick about a statement made by one of the cast members of The Closer. The unnamed cast member called Sedgwick a cross between Mary Poppins and Cruella DeVille (101 Dalmations).. Sedgwick was described as being capable of Mary Poppins’ like sweetness and light, but if one of the actors comes in unprepared, she turns into Cruella DeVille and skins them alive. Sedgwick laughed and did not deny that she could get testy with people who had not done their homework when coming to the set.
Season six of The Closer has seen changes in the police department structure. The season started with new multi-million-dollar headquarters, which Brenda hated. The Chief of Police announced his retirement and and an internal power struggle commenced for the top spot in the LAPD.
Brenda Leigh was up for the Chief of Police spot, which she really did not want. At the conclusion of the last episode, the new Police Chief was named, and it was not Brenda Leigh. On The View, Sedgwick said that she is now up for Chief Pope’s (J.K. Simmons) job. She loves her boss, and former lover, and really does not want his job either. The Major Crimes team has become a cohesive unit and the future of the squad may be in question with the change at the top of the LAPD.
The Closer stars Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Tenney (Brothers & Sisters), J.K. Simmons (Juno), Corey Reynolds (The Terminal), Tony Denison (Prison Break), G.W. Bailey (M*A*S*H), Michael Paul Chan (Arrested Development), Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad), Robert Gossett (Arlington Road) and Phillip P Keene (The DA).
The Closer airs on TNT on Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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