Connie Britton: I Won’t 'Feel Comfortable' Filming Nashville in Tennessee if Anti-LGBT Legislation Becomes Law

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Connie Britton: I won’t “feel comfortable” filming Nashville in Tennessee if anti-LGBT legislation becomes law

Britton is reacting to Tennessee becoming the latest Southern state to have anti-gay legislation go before the governor. "I shoot a TV show in Tennessee and honestly if they proceed with this I'm not necessarily going to feel comfortable working there,” Britton tells The Hollywood Reporter. "That is a tricky situation because of course we employ a lot of people in the state, and you certainly don't want to have to interrupt that, but at the same time, this is the only way that we can have our voices be heard."


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