Sally Field giving the Emmys a little last-minute sizzle, delivering a message to war mothers like
Brothers & Sisters' Nora that, at the very least because of the phrase "g-ddamned," made censors hit the bleep button. (
Watch video here.) "That's too bad," the Lead Actress in a Drama winner said afterward (and matter of factly) of the uproar. "I wanted to say something about the mothers who wait for their children to come home. I wanted to acknowlege them and what they do. I said at the end there is no question, that if mothers ruled the world there would be no war."
Pressed to elaborate on Fox's bleeping, Field again shrugged, "Oh well. I've been there before. Good. I don't care. I said what I wanted to say. I really think that if mothers ruled the world we wouldn't be sending our children off to be slaughtered. That's what Nora Walker is [about], she's this mother and she sees life through that."
"I probably should'nt have said the 'god' before the 'damned,'" Field allows. "That's life. I didn't have a point to get across, I didn't have an agenda. If they bleep it... oh well. I'll just say it someplace else."
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