Connie Britton Wins Variety Icon Award: ‘My Goal Has Always Been to Reflect Women Back to Themselves’

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Connie Britton Wins Variety Icon Award: ‘My Goal Has Always Been to Reflect Women Back to Themselves’
While accepting her Variety Icon Award in Cannes on Friday, Connie Britton — best known for memorable lead roles in “Friday Night Lights,” “Nashville” and “Dear John” — discussed using her platform in television to reflect women back to themselves.

The star, who most recently appeared in HBO’s “The White Lotus,” was in town for the fourth edition of TV festival Canneseries in the south of France. Britton, whose last trek to the Croisette was for advertising confab Cannes Lions, delivered a powerful speech as she accepted the honor during the fest’s opening ceremony.

“My goal has always been to use my privilege on reflecting women back to themselves, in the characters that I play, so that women can see themselves or know themselves more honestly or more powerfully, maybe for the first time, as they never imagined before,” said Britton.

“I think I’ve always held with a certain
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