Katey Sagal, star of Rebel and The Conners, has been in the news a lot as of late. In mid-October, Sagal was struck crossing the street in Los Angeles. However, this week John Goodman revealed that she returned to the set on Friday, which is obviously great news and a step in the right direction.
It turns out, too, that acting talent runs in the family. Her son landed a new role in the show Tell Me Lies. Sagal was a proud momma and gave a special shoutout to her son on Instagram.
Sagal wrote, “LOVE this son of mine! Bravo!”
How cool is that? Her son Jackson will star alongside Grace Van Patten. It’s based on a novel by Carola Lovering and will be executive produced via Emma Roberts.
Katey Sagal on ‘Married…With Children’
Sagal first became famous in the early ’90s when the hit show took off on FOX. Now, it is known that the show was a big-time hit, but hindsight is 20/20 as they say. There were no guarantees at the time that the show would pop with Sagal and Ed O’Neill.
How did Sagal know it was real? She said, “I think the first time we knew is when they bought me a wig.”She makes a good point here. If they’re willing to throw a couple of extra bucks for something like that things must be going well, huh?
She continued, “Because the first three years I would just do my own hair, and then all of a sudden they started dishing out money, like wigs are not cheap. They got me a wig.” So for those first couple of years, Sagal was on her own. She didn’t have the high-priced wig option. She was left to fend for herself.
On working with Ed when it all took off. Sagal said, “I’ll never forget Ed and I went on a promo tour and we went into some parade and there we are dressed as Peg and Al. It was wild.” People dressed up as the two iconic characters. When they dress up like you, you know you must be doing something right.
Sagal concluded, “We were waving and there were so many people there and we thought no one was going to really watch it because it was so irreverent and it was so not like anything else on TV. Which is why I thought I got the job, because I wasn’t like anything else on TV.”
Well, people watched just like people may watch Jackson in his new series on Hulu. They’ve got the talent in that family.