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Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple on the Friendship at the Heart of ‘Ted Lasso’

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Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple, the two female stars of ‘Ted Lasso,’ are best friends both on and off-screen.


By Mary Beth McAndrews · Published on September 22nd, 2021

Entering the Discourse is a thrice-weekly column where we dig into who is saying what about new releases and upcoming projects. Today, we hear from the incredible women of Ted Lasso, as stars Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple talk about their friendship, as well as about Waddingham’s other job as a single mom.

Over the weekend, Ted Lasso won big at the Emmy’s, an uplifting and heartwarming comedy about a glass-half-full type of guy coaching a broken soccer team to greatness. Among their big wins was Hannah Waddingham, who plays the complex yet kind-hearted Rebecca Welton, nabbing best-supporting actress in a comedy.

While Waddingham is not new to the world of acting, this show has been her big break, which she reiterated in her acceptance speech. As she took to the stage to accept her award, she immediately thanked Jason Sudekis, saying, “you’ve changed my life with this [show], and more importantly, you’ve changed my baby girl’s.”

Waddingham is a single mom to a young daughter named Kitty, who has Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). The autoimmune disorder causes swelling of small blood vessels........

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