An Interview With ‘Timeless’ Actress Abigail Spencer

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This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network but all thoughts are my own.

One thing you all may have learned about me is that I love tv. In the fall there are so many great new premieres and my DVR is set to record them all. One new show that I was excited to see was Timeless, which airs Monday nights at 10pm EST on NBC.


Timeless is a thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal, Flynn (played by Goran Visnjic), steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: Lucy (played by Abigail Spencer), a history professor; Wyatt (played by Matt Lanter), a soldier; and Rufus (played by Malcolm Barrett), a scientist, who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Throughout the show we will wonder if this handpicked team can uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late.

This morning I had the privilege of being on an interview call with Abigail Spencer who plays Lucy in the show. A group of us asked her questions about many things, including her thoughts when she first read the script, if she would go back in time if she could and how she got into character. Abigail said that when she first read the script she thought the concept of time travel was “crazy” but added that she thinks that is what makes her more authentic as the character. She also said she thought the female character as a “hero” was a great role model for girls. She also loves the costumes in the show and adds that her mom always used to make her clothes when she was younger which I thought was an interesting fact.

I was most interested in what she said during the interview about being a working mom and parenting since I always love hearing how other moms manage success and family. Abigail said that she shoots during the week and flys home every weekend and makes sure to include her son in the process. As a mom she just takes things one day at a time and it’s all about coordinating things, which she does with a great support network around her.

Two things she said really stood out to me on this topic of parenting. In response to a question I asked, she told me that she is showing her son that “mommy had a dream when she was a little girl and she went for it.” She also said that her dad (an important person in her life who sadly passed away when her son was 2) always told her, “find what you love and make a whole life of it” and that’s what she’s doing and what she’s showing her son is possible for him. What an inspiration she is as a mom! Whether her son chooses to follow in her footsteps as an actor or do something entirely different, he’ll know that he is open to pursue anything he loves and will be encouraged to go after his dreams. Isn’t that what all of us moms want for our children? To see them truly happy?

Abigail was a delight to interview and seemed so down to earth and kind. I look forward to watching her every week in Timeless on NBC!