“It’s very encouraging,” Sharon Gless says of her 10th Emmy nomination for her 10th TV series, “Burn Notice.”
“I like being nominated. I’m not ashamed to say it,” she says of her supporting actress nod. She also recounts the 1983 to ’88 competition between her and “Cagney and Lacey” costar Tyne Daly.
Sharon won twice. Tyne won four times. “I got really good at being gracious,” she admits with a grin. “I had it down.”
Sitting in her hotel room on Friday (July 30) at the Beverly Hilton — on a break from the Summer TV Press Tour madness — she chatted with Zap2it about her “orgasmic” new show.
]]>Nip/Tuck,” Sharon says she she had no qualms or doubts about returning to TV fulltime on
“My idea of orgasmic is a hit TV show,” she says of her
reinvigorated career. “I was raised on television, I was a Universal
contract player, that’s how I was trained. I’m very comfortable in the
format, I don’t mind working long, long hours.”
acknowledges that her character, Madeline Westen, is the emotional
balance to son Michael and she’s more savvy about what he’s up to this
season than she was last year.
“She’s more knowledgeable
now,” says Sharon. “Emotionally, she is the grounding force for Michael,
especially. And she’s funny, very smart…now she can use her smarts
to help him and sometimes she uses it to manipulate him.”
also plays a mom who understands her boy and his abuse at the hands of
his father. “He came out the damaged one because he was the oldest