If you were to play six degrees of Kevin Bacon with Kyra Sedgwick, she’d beat you every time. The couple has been married since 1988, and they’re a real life example of the hashtag #relationshipgoals. We’ve been long-time fans of Sedgwick; you can still find us on any given night with a takeout container binging on The Closer (and the takeout, obviously).
With a new movie out – Edge of Seventeen – we knew there was no better time to sit down with this timeless actress on all things food and fashion. Read below for Sedgwick’s anti-aging must-haves and the food she always has in her fridge. It’s the perfect read for your Friday morning!
From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?
Coffee with coconut oil and toast with lots of butter and fruit. Butternut squash soup with cooked vegetables. Brownies. Pantry pasta with olives, capers, tuna, sundried tomatoes and kale, and Coconut sorbet.
What are your morning and nightly beauty routines?
Biologique skincare products. I’ve been using them since my twenties – big fan.
In Edge of Seventeen, you play Hailee Steinfeld’s Mom. Did you use any of your own experiences as a Mom to play the part? Any fun stories from the set?
Every mother thinks they are blowing it. I love Mona’s honesty about her struggles. I relate to her humor and self-deprecation.
How has the entertainment industry changed since you started?
Now you have to know how to dress and have an online media presence. It used to be you just needed to know how to act.
What is always in your fridge? Your pantry?
If you could host a dinner party with any five people living or dead who would you have over? And what would you serve?
Five!?!? That’s already too much for me. Jill Soloway, Genevieve Bujold, Ingmar Bergman and Louis CK.
Any advice you’d give to your younger self?
It gets so much better!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? The worst?
The best: Feeling sorry for yourself is an extremely unattractive quality, from my mother. The worst: Take it easy, tension is harmful.
What’s the trick to aging gracefully?
Not fighting it; it’s a privilege and a responsibility.
How do you practice beauty from the inside out?
I practice gratitude; I try to be gentle with myself and others. I try to take less and give more. I take hikes instead of going to the gym, as nature gives me peace and perspective.
How do you start your day?
I used to watch the news but now it’s unbearable. I read and do at least ten minutes of meditation, then I walk my mutt!
What is your typical breakfast?
Coffee with coconut oil in a blender, toast with a ton of Kerrygold butter, and an apple with almond butter .
What is your go-to lunch on set?
Do you have any beauty products you can’t live without?
What are your favorite cities for food?
Vancouver and Los Angeles.
What restaurants do you go to in each?
*Kyra Sedgwick, photographed on Tribeca Rooftop in New York, NY by Danielle Kosann