Patricia Heaton may suffer from typecasting, but she doesn’t care! After years playing a mom on Everybody Loves Raymond, she’s taking another maternal role in the new sitcom The Middle.
“I relate to every single thing,” the mom-of-four told Entertainment Tonight. “This is a very comfortable character for me to be in.”
She hopes that in creating characters which mirror her own life, other women will be able to relate to them.
“Moms [are] feeling harassed in having to do everything, do everything really quickly and always feeling inadequate because everything you see on TV, in the magazines, is how you are supposed to prepare everything, and it’s supposed to be fresh and organic. You just don’t have time for it, and you are exhausted. It’s exactly what we all go through.”
Patricia and her husband of 19 years David Hunt are parents to Sam, turning 16 next month, John Basil, 14, Joseph Charles, 12, and Daniel Patrick, 10 ½. The Middle premieres on September 30 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.
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