"Army Wives'" Sally Pressman Wants You to Know She's No Roxy LeBlanc
I did. But it was right when we got back [from hiatus] after the writers' strike. We all took a little field trip to Fort Bragg, and they set us up with our counterparts. So, Brigid [Brannagh] and I hung out with some of the lower-ranking wives, and we had a grown-up playdate. We hung out with the wives and sat in their houses and had coffee with them, and played with their kids.
Their husbands would come home for lunch, because they hadn’t been deployed at that time, so we got to meet them and see how the families interacted. It was such an amazing opportunity. What was even cooler was that we were welcomed into their homes as if we were one of them.
There is absolutely not one thing! A lot of the actresses on the show will be like, “I’m just gonna take this home and wear this to this thing that I’ve gotta do tomorrow and I’ll bring it back.” Not one thing would I ever take from the set and bring it home.
I’m from New York; a pretty modest dresser. I have a sophisticated girly style. I don’t like anything too revealing and I don’t really have a lot of country in me ... and my bra never shows!
You know what’s weird? I was really nervous about it. Like, really, really nervous about it. While standing there before the cameras were rolling, I was anxious; I was uncomfortable. As soon as the cameras rolled, I was instantly comfortable. Then when they yelled “Cut!” I was uncomfortable again.
It’s like I could kind of bring on Roxy’s comfort — just being comfortable with herself — and as soon as I had to be me, it was like, “Oh! I don’t dress like this! Where’s my robe?!” It’s a really cool thing to be able to embrace her [Roxy] and her comfort level with herself.
ACU! That is their uniform. The soldier’s uniform.
FRG is the Family Readiness Group. It’s the group of Army wives that help deal with traumas, and, kind of like the support system.