Brené with Sarah Niles on
Life, Truth, and Ted Lasso
In this episode, I am talking with Sarah Niles, who plays Dr. Sharon Fieldstone, the respected sports psychologist on Ted Lasso—and I just want to let you know that we have worked very hard for no show spoilers at all. It’s just a great conversation about where she came from, what she believes in, and the story of how she ended up as this central and pivotal character on one of our favorite shows. This is one of those podcasts where if you’re walking, just take a deep breath. If you’re driving, maybe crack the window. If you’re at home, grab some hot tea or a cup of coffee. To know Sarah is to love her and appreciate her talent, her gifts, and her commitment to truth, love, and kindness.
Sarah Niles is a British film, TV, and theater actress. She has worked with the Globe, Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Old Vic, the Bush Theatre and New York’s Public Theater to name a few. Her television work includes Beautiful People, Catastrophe, I May Destroy You and Ted Lasso. Her films include Rocks and Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky.
Ted Lasso is an Apple TV+ series about a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. In addition to starring in the series, Jason Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.
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