Connie Britton Loves Traveling with Her 5-Year-Old Son: He’s My ‘Best Companion’

04/06/2016 at 11:30 AM ET

Connie Britton has the perfect sidekick for her jet-setting life as an actress — and he’s quite the cutie.

Britton told PEOPLE at The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story – For Your Consideration event at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday that she loves bringing son Yoby, 5, along when she travels.

“I drag him everywhere! I mean, he’s always on a plane and he is just the best companion,” she says, adding, “My son is like the greatest person on this planet!”

Connie Britton
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Britton, who adopted Yoby (a nickname for Eyob) from Ethiopia in 2011, says she “got so lucky” with the little boy’s amenable personality.

“He’s the most gung ho kid and he’s up for anything,” the 49-year-old shares. She explains that no matter what pops up on their always-packed itinerary, Yoby is onboard.

When the dynamic duo isn’t traveling, they’re playing with Yoby’s favorite superheroes or building toy towers together.

“Mommyhood is fantastic,” Britton says. “We have the best time together.”

Britton — who portrays Faye Resnick on the addictive FX series – also talked about the challenges of playing a well-known person during Tuesday’s panel discussion.

“I like to keep myself as uninformed as possible,” Britton shared, admitting that prior to accepting the role she “didn’t even know who Faye was.”

— Danielle Garlock

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jesse on

That is one hot 49 year old mama!