Is A Successful Career Putting Marital Strain on TV's Newest Doctor Mamie Gummer?
Mamie Gummer has been discussing the difficulties of making her marriage with fellow actor Ben Walker work. Both stars are incredibly successful at the moment, with Gummer starring in a new hospital drama, 'Emily Owens, M.D', and her other half preparing to start the play 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof'. However success has also brought on strain.
"I have weekends off" the 29 year-old said to USA Today about when she gets to see Walker. "We shoot until the early morning hours of Saturday. For me to fly back, I would land in New York on Saturday night and fly back the next day. Get a few hours in. See him before and after his matinee. Just make do."
However, she also insisted that her marriage and family was hugely important. Learning from her mother Meryl Streep, Gummer said "I learned about priorities. She always prioritized her family and her life outside of acting. I will continue to always hold that in the highest regard and to protect that." She said though that she loved her new role, finding the social awkwardness of the character that as something she can relate to. "All of a sudden, you're an adult. By all appearances you're grown up. But you still feel like a kid. Emily really thrives when she's working. She's on top of her game. It's all the other stuff that's messier."