The Talk: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Sobriety & Brunette Hair Color


The Talk: Edie Falco

Four-time Emmy Award winner Edie Falco is back in season five of Nurse Jackie, and her character is sober for the first time. The actress and her new brunette locks returned to The Talk for a chat about her first Mother’s Day not working, her incognito hair color, and a new chapter for her TV character: Nurse Jackie sobriety.

The Talk: Edie Falco Brunette

The Talk: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Sobriety & Brunette Hair Color

On The Talk, Edie Falco discussed why it was important for her to see Nurse Jackie sobriety on the show, after her character’s long struggle with addiction. (Featureflash /


Edie Falco said that people don’t recognize her as readily with her new brunette hair, which she colored for a stage role.

Falco is about to become a TV grandmother. Her co-star from The Sopranos, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, is six months pregnant.

In real life, Falco’s children, Anderson and Macy, ages eight and five. She even gets to bring her kids with her to the set of her TV show, and they travel with her for work.


Falco said that she never realized how much having children would change her life. In 2013, she will have her first day off on Mother’s Day since having children. She has plans to visit her own mother and take her children to Broadway’s Newsies.

The Talk: Nurse Jackie Sobriety

Season five of Nurse Jackie is currently airing on Showtime. After four years of on-screen struggles, Falco’s character Jackie is now sober.

“It was important to me that, since we were going to be around more than one season, ‘cause you never know, that there had to be ramifications for her behavior,” she said. “It means the world to me that you get to see that there’s another side to this.”

Jackie might also be finding a new romantic partner on the show. She is playing opposite Adam Ferrara in new episodes, which air Sunday nights on Showtime.

“He’s just the easiest guy around,” Falco said, before clarifying that she meant “to work with.” The ladies appreciated their guest’s slip of the tongue.


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