Timothy Hutton on the 'Push and Pull' of Working Fatherhood
Oscar winner Timothy Hutton recently made the switch to the small screen, when he signed on to star in the TNT series Leverage. It didn’t come without a price, however, for Timothy had to leave his 7-year-old son Milo and wife Aurore Giscard d’Estaing behind in Paris in order to film the show. "That was certainly a push-pull for me," Timothy, 48, tells Parade — but not entirely unprecedented.
Noah, Timothy’s 21-year-old son with ex-wife Debra Winger, learned to deal with dad’s sporadic absences as well, and sometimes during "monumental events" in his young life. His elder son was the captain of the varsity basketball team and Timothy admits that he missed several championship games because his job as an actor. While he couldn’t be present, he was at the very least listening in! Says Timothy,
"I would have my friend go and hold up a cell phone and do a play-by-play. It was kind of heartbreaking being represented by a cell phone, but fortunately for me it didn’t happen often."
Leverage premieres December 7 at 10 p.m. on TNT.