Nashville First Look: Laura Benanti's Sadie Cozies Up to [Spoiler]

A new songbird has landed in Nashville — and here’s your exclusive first look at Tony winner Laura Benanti as the ABC drama’s Sadie Stone. But you’ll never guess who’s grabbed her attention…

Yes, of all the men in Music City, sketchy record exec Jeff Fordham is one of the first to catch Ms. Stone’s eye. Is their interaction professional? Flirty? Is she showing him the iMace app on her phone? We’ll find out when Benanti (Go On) kicks off a multi-ep arc in the Oct. 1 episode.

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Sadie is “somebody that ends up on Rayna’s radar,” showrunner Dee Johnson tells TVLine. “They connect as women in this business who don’t have, say, the baggage that Rayna has with Juliette… It’ll be an interesting friendship that we see evolve.”

Scroll down to get a couple of good looks at Sadie, hit the comments with your thoughts, and remember: Nashville returns for a third season on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c. 


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  1. wordsmith says:

    Laura Benanti is great at being scathingly mean with a smile on her face. I like to imagine that’s what’s going on here.

  2. Shira says:

    Reblogged this on Nashville Season 3 and commented:
    With all the potential love interest spoilers that makes us feel (very) uncomfortable it’s great to get some good spoilers. Spoilers that relate to the heart of Nashville – music, artists and strong women. Also, if there’s anyone that need a female friend there it’s Rayna! And it’s hard to think about anyone more fitting than Laura Benanti.

  3. Romi says:

    Laura Benanti is one of my favorites. I hope she will be on lots of episodes.

  4. Sophie says:

    I hope she’s not around for too long. I want Rayna and Juliette to interact with each other and not to be in completely different orbits. There are too many characters as it is. I hope the main four (Juliette, Rayna, Deacon and Avery) get the screen time they deserve. Luke needs to be gone already.

  5. V says:

    Now that Laura is on the show, does that mean she will curse it with cancelation? Girl sure has bad luck with shows.