The Closing of 'The Closer'
With her TNT series ending forever Aug. 13, lead actress Kyra Sedgwick reveals why she almost didn't take her groundbreaking role and how husband Kevin Bacon "convinced me I could and should."
It's time to say goodbye to Brenda Leigh Johnson. TNT's crime drama The Closer, which launched in 2005, shuts down with the Aug. 13 finale and bids farewell to Kyra Sedgwick, who as the CIA-trained deputy chief had a way with confessions and herself took home an Emmy in 2010 after four previous nominations. Recalls series creator James Duff about that fateful Emmy telecast: "I went to see Inception again so I wouldn't see any part of it. I thought superstitiously that was the only way she'd win." For Duff, working with Sedgwick "was like she was informing the writing and I was informing the performance. We had a mind meld doing the show." The actress -- who moved from New York to L.A. with husband Kevin Bacon and their two kids for the role -- shares her thoughts with THR.
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