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TRUE DETECTIVE's Abigail Spencer Talks Love Of Broadway & Passing It On To Her Son

TRUE DETECTIVE's standout star is a big theatre fan!

One of the most notable additions to the second season of HBO's hit drama series TRUE DETECTIVE is Abigail Spencer who discusses passing on her love of theatre to her son as part of a new interview with Momtastic's Heather Morgan Shott.

Spencer offers of recent NYC adventures with her son, Roman, "I took him to four Broadway shows in three days. It was so fun! ALADDIN was the first stop, and I highly recommend it to parents. It's quite a show! Several of my friends are starring on Broadway and one of my best friends, Leslie Odom Jr., is starring in HAMILTON on Broadway, so Roman and I got to go backstage and hang out with him. Roman also got to go backstage at AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, on Broadway. And I was just like, 'Roman, you have no idea how lucky you are!' I didn't get to go to New York until I was 17-years-old and auditioning for theater schools. So Roman is getting exposed to all sorts of things that I never even dreamed of at his age."

Furthermore, Spencer shares of her son's affinity for acting, "When he's watching a movie, he wants to know what the actors really look like and then how they made the transformation into their characters. He asked to do a play this year, so he was just in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. They had incredible costumes and these little head-mics. Mini-Madonna mics."

Additionally, Spencer says, "I didn't work with him at all on THE SOUND OF MUSIC, because I wanted him to feel like he was doing it all on his own merit. In fact, I didn't see him perform until I went to the show. Not only did he remember all of his lines, but he knew everybody else's lines and everybody's choreography, so when somebody missed their mark, he'd pushed them into place and tell them, 'Come on! Come on!' He was mouthing all of their lines along with them. He had three solos, which he did in perfect pitch. I was just sitting there crying and laughing and thinking, 'Oh my gosh! What is happening?'"

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