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Kyra Sedgwick loves Obama; Bernie Madoff, not so much

July 09, 2012|By Christie D'Zurilla
  • Kyra Sedgwick's "The Closer" goes into its six-episode home stretch Monday night.
Kyra Sedgwick's "The Closer" goes into its six-episode… (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles…)

Kyra Sedgwick isn't holding back: "I love Obama," she proclaimed to Piers Morgan. And she's very definitely voting for him.

And here we thought her heart belonged only to Kevin Bacon? OK, apples and oranges.

"I think that he's done some extraordinary things," Sedgwick said of the president on Morgan's CNN show Friday. "I think he's had a really, really hard time of it. I think he's been blamed for things that were not on his watch, and I think that given a second term he would be bolder."

"The Closer"  star had previously reached out to the president regarding the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, asking that he reject the controversial project.

"I think sometimes his statesmanship gets in his way, his diplomacy gets in the way a little bit," Sedgwick said. "But hopefully in a second term he'll care a little bit less about that."

The actress, who's about to bid adieu to her cop series, was less kind to Bernie Madoff, whose $50-billion investment scheme cost her and husband Kevin Bacon an unspecified but large chunk of change when it came crashing down.

"I see him as a sick man," she said, one who now has a horrible life. (Madoff is serving a 150-year sentence in federal prison.)

About her own role in the scandal, she seemed fairly zen, though Bacon has admitted that having both of them young and working has made a big difference in their family's ability to bounce back from the loss.

"I see us as adults who made a choice," Sedgwick said, "and I see a lot of people that are so much worse off than we are, and I think that ... happens."

The first of the final six episodes of "The Closer" airs Monday on TNT.


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