Mare of Easttown fans have expressed their shock on social media after discovering that the actor who appears as Kate Winslets daughter-in-law Carrie Layden is played by the daughter of Hollywood actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. In the show, Layden is a recovering drug addict who shares a child with Mare’s late son.
Sosie Bacon, 29, is no stranger to acting having also appeared in hit show 13 Reasons Why.
But it seems this is the first time most viewers have come across the actress.
The show’s fans took to Twitter to express their shock at the discovery.
Despite having previous acting experience and being the daughter of two Hollywood stalwarts, Sosie admitted that she felt “honoured to be cast in something” alongside Kate Winslet.
“Maybe there’s a brief moment of sort of nerves, especially meeting anybody who is the lead of your show that you’re coming on as a recurring guest, you know? And obviously Kate Winslet’s a little different. She’s like a massive star.
“There’s a moment of that and then once you sort of settle in and see how the other person works, you kind of realise that you have to come and deliver and work really hard.” She told the Philly Voice.
Sosie’s first foray into acting was alongside both her parents at the age of 13 in the 2005 filmLoverboy. The film saw her play a ten-year-old version of her mum’s character. The actress also appeared in Sedgwick’s show The Closer.
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Mare of Easttown has been praised for its grit and realism throughout.
In a recent New York Times interview which dropped just hours after the series finale aired, Kate Winslet spoke about her portrayal of Detective Mare Sheehan.
The actor insisted the director Craig Zobel keep her character realistic and pushed back if that wasn’t the case. When Zobel assured her he would cut out “a bulgy bit of belly” in her sex scene with Guy Pearce, Winslet objected, saying “Don’t you dare!”

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