Sally Field was featured on ABC Evening News tonight in a story that originally aired on Valentine’s Day.
Sally Field has been a beloved part of American pop culture for nearly a half-century. At 66, she has as many Best Actress Academy Awards as Meryl Streep. Pretty good for someone who began on the ABC sitcoms “Gidget” and “The Flying Nun.”
“When I started in the business, I started in situation-comedy, that’s kind of– those were it,” Field said. “People will say to me, ‘you made such wonderful choices in your life.’ I have? I had so few choices.”
Still, she was undaunted and unabashed in her desire to play Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”
“I’m proud of the film, I’m proud of my work in the film, I’m proud I fought to get in it,” Field said.
Proud, too, of doing it all, deep in the midst of a heartbreak she has never talked about publicly before: Her mother’s death.