I love my Mom and no one can replace her. Having said that, if my Mom ever wants to go vacation or take some well-deserved “me time,” I would choose Sela Ward as her proxy.
She played Teddy, the cool mom, in Sisters, and then newly divorced mom, Lily Manning, in Once & Again, navigating the single life while raising two daughters and re-entering the workforce. The dreamy, Billy Campbell aka The Rocketeer, played her boyfriend and later, husband. The fact that the third and final season of this show is not available on DVD is a travesty! ABC should expect a strongly worded e-mail from me shortly.
Anywho, I got a last minute invite to attend a TV Guide party celebrating her recent cover, and pounced on the opportunity. Initially, I was hesitant to meet her because I didn’t want to embarrass myself, but my boss was able to introduce us. It was everything I thought it would be and more! She was super nice and engaging, and still has that signature Southern charm and looked flawless!
In case you were wondering, I would want Mark Harmon as my Stand-In Dad.
Dreams can come true, folks.