Actor and Connecticut resident Sam Waterston is an American icon, known for an impressive breadth of award-winning work. His resume ranges from stage, in Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” to an Academy Award-nominated film role in “The Killing Fields” to well-known television characters like Jack McCoy on the NBC series “Law & Order.” Now the 78-year-old Waterston is again relishing success, this time as a co-star on the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” a comedy about two women brought together when their respective husbands fall in love and marry each other. The Emmy-nominated series features Waterston with Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen. Waterston, married for 43 years to Lynn Woodruff, reflects on his role on the series, just renewed for a sixth season, his life in Connecticut and the benefits of “old age.”
Q: So here you are in the midst of yet another successful chapter of your life. Can you describe your experience on “Grace and Frankie” in five words?