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Virginia Madsen Uses Her Son As Inspiration For New Acting Role

Virginia Madsen, starring in the new ABC series Scoundrels, said it was no problem coming up with the "motivation" for her now role in the series, where she plays a criminal mother of four.

In an interview with the New York Post, Virginia says her 15-year-old son Jack, whose father is actor Antonio Sabato, Jr. is a combination of two of her sons on the show, "He embodies both personalities," she said.

And while her character on Scoundrels is shown having a hard time with her teenagers, Virginia admits that she "loves having a teenager." She also thinks her son will get a kick out of seeing her yell at her television kids, "“My son is gonna find this show funnier than anyone else, because this is how I yell [in real life] — and as a parent you yell a lot."


Virginia Madsen: "I Don’t Consider Myself A Single Parent"

Any working mom knows it can be a challenge juggling both roles, but Virginia Madsen, who is mom to 15-year-old son Jack, credits her ex Antonio Sabatto Jr with helping to make it easier for her to be both a mom and an actress.

"I don't consider myself a single parent because Jack's dad has always been in the picture, and we live around the corner from each other and we parent together," the star of ABC's The Scoundrels tells The Vancouver Sun. "He's been a great help to me being away for so long (for the show) because I've never had to be away for this long. So Antonio has taken parenthood on. He's done full-on high school parenting while I've been away having a great time. So I'm very grateful to him."

Still single, the 48-year-old actress says she hasn't given up on finding Mr. Right.

"God, I hope I fall in love again," Virginia says. "I wish he'd get his act together and come get me or maybe I'm supposed to go get him. But I have a lot of work to do right now and I've been raising my son and it's hard for guys to be involved with an actress. And I get that."