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Sally Field talks to Oprah Winfrey about embracing being the mother of a gay son

Sally Field talks to Oprah Winfrey about embracing being the mother of a gay son

Sally Field guests on Oprah’s Next Chapter Sunday (2 December) and talks to host Oprah Winfrey about being the mother of a gay son.

The acclaimed actress, winner of two Oscars and three Emmys, received the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award last month in Washington DC and was introduced by her gay son, Sam Greisman.

Greisman, 25, is the youngest of Field’s three sons and told the crowd that night that when he came out, his mother didn’t bat an eye and was, in fact, overjoyed. Field said after she took the stage that it has been ‘one of the great privileges of my life’ to be a part of her son’s coming out process.

‘It’s important to have a parent speak about raising a magnificent, proud, intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gay son,’ Field tells Winfrey. ‘There are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don’t embrace their children as they struggle. Those children are struggling to embrace who they are, who nature — what nature intended them to be.’

Filed is currently generating awards season buzz for her performance in Lincoln opposite Daniel-Day Lewis in the title role.