Pop the champagne — and the orange juice!
Jessica Biel‘s star role in USA Network’s The Sinner just landed her her first-ever Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. So how’s she celebrating?
“I’m going to go on a hot date with my son,” the actress tells PEOPLE. “We are going to cheers his orange juice in his sippy cup and my champagne in my champagne glass. And then I’m going to bed early! I’m like, Netflix and chilling. That’s my celebration.”
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Biel, 36, shares 3-year-old Silas Randall with husband Justin Timberlake, 37. When she found out about her nomination, she had just gotten off a plane with her son, who “was about to have a meltdown because his iPad was losing all battery.”
“And then I got the phone call and I was like, ‘Nothing can go wrong. If the iPad dies and you freak out, it’s okay. It’s all fine!’ ” she says with a laugh.
Biel says she called Timberlake “right away,” and his reaction to the exciting news was “so sweet.”
“Justin loves the show,” she says. “You know, it’s an intense show. I think he was very moved by the story and by the importance of telling a story about trauma like this. He was always one of my biggest supporters early on trying to get this thing made. So he’s been there from the beginning, obviously.”
“He said he’s really proud ,” she adds. “He said he was confident that it was going to happen all along. So Silas and I are going to cheers tonight … he’s cheersing in place of Daddy tonight, which is super sweet.”
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 12, 2018
The first season of the anthology series, executive-produced by the actress, follows Biel’s Cora as she works with Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) to figure out why she murdered a man in cold blood while enjoying a day at the beach with her family. For season 2 of the “whydunnit,” Biel is staying behind the camera, and Pullman will be sharing the screen with Fargo and The Leftovers star Carrie Coon.
The series marked Biel’s first major return to the small screen since 7th Heaven; she landed the role of Mary Camden in the family drama at 14 years old.
“Working in television now is such a different thing than it was back then,” she says. “There’s so much opportunity and there are so many people that want to take risks and give women the kind of opportunities that we’ve been dying for and dreaming about our whole career.”
“ was one of those things,” she continues. “It felt freeing. It was an incredibly creatively open and free experience. It was nothing but a joy to film that show. Sometimes it’s sad that it’s over for me and my character at this moment, but it’s important that we stick to the integrity of the …read more