In The Closer, Kyra Sedgwick plays LAPD Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson to perfection—and has the Golden Globe to prove it! Kyra sits down with the Screening Room to chat about the new season and how she balances work and family.

Screening Room:
Have any scoop you can share about the new season of The Closer

Kyra Sedgwick: We always have a theme. And this year’s theme is change. Firstly, there’s a change in the squad. And you know, Brenda’s not a huge fan of change...most of us aren’t. And I think it’s challenging for her at every turn. So, the other obvious change is that she’s married, and that’ll be new and different and have its challenges. Chief Pope does a tour of duty with our squad, and he gets involved in one of Flynn and Provenza’s classic screwups in the process. It’s pretty funny. And you know, Fritz and Brenda [are struggling with] the decision about whether or not to have children.

Mary McDonnell’s coming in for a couple of episodes as an internal affairs officer who is my opposite in every way, and so that’s been amazing. She’s really, she’s a great actress, and it’s nice for Brenda to have an antagonist that’s a woman.


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