Redbook Recruits Connie Britton for October 2014 Cover

Posted Wednesday September 3, 2014 12:55 PM GMT

With her crimson coif and warm personality, it’s no wonder Connie Britton scored the October 2014 cover of Redbook magazine.

In her photo shoot, helmed by Matt Jones, the “Nashville” star parades around in looks by Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Tadashi Shoji and Giuseppe Zanotti.

Ms. Britton also chats about finding a father for her son- “I would love to be doing this with a partner, and I want Yoby to have a father figure. But I also know that putting that kind of pressure on myself or on a relationship would be disastrous. It’s funny – my married friends tell me all the time, ‘What you have is so much easier.’ When you’re doing it on your own, you don’t have to [argue over] how you’re raising the kids.”

Connie also weighs in on Gwyneth Paltrow’s famous lament that working actresses have it harder than other working moms- “Our hours are long, but I would never compare what I do to what anyone else does. Everybody’s working hard and doing the best they can – if you’re a mom, there’s that pressure, we all face it. I’m constantly being pulled in different directions. But that’s the thing: Moms are pulled and distracted. I would never say that’s worse for me because I’m an actor. I am actually 100% sure all moms feel that way.”

And as for her role as a therapist who falls for a younger guy in “This Is Where I Leave You,” Ms. Britton explains, “There’s a lot of ‘cougar’ talk, and a level or indignity to the way people talk about it. Here’s the deal: I think that age can disappear. I know women in their 40’s who don’t feel like, quote unquote, women in their 40s. I hate generalizations. There’s also this idea of the older woman – or even just a strong woman – using men up and spitting them out. That’s not my experience at all. I get my heart broken. A big part of intimacy is vulnerability, but if you make yourself vulnerable, you’re going to get your heart broken.”

Photo Credit: Matt Jones/Redbook

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