Sherri Saum Gushes Over Working With Young Cast on 'The Fosters'

Sherri Saum Gushes Over Working With Young Cast on 'The Fosters'

Sherri Saum is praising the stars of The Fosters, just ahead of the final series finale episode.

The actress, who plays Lena on the hit series, opened up to the Advocate about working beside the young cast, as well as finding a lifelong friend in Teri Polo.

“We got really lucky [with the cast],” Sherri said. “It’s rare to have such cohesiveness and joy in your work, especially when you work 16 hours in a kitchen scene with kids on their Snapchat and all that.”

She added, “It actually turned out to be wonderful, and they taught me so many things. They inspired me so much, especially compared to what I learned in my twenties—these kids are so plugged into what’s happening in the world, and they have a voice and they’re using it.”

Sherri also talked about her friendship with Teri and how at first, she was intimidated by her.

“I was a little intimidated by her,” she confessed. “I mean, she’s balled out. I remember doing the chemistry readings with her. She wasn’t sticking to the script really, and she was joking with all these—in my mind—scary producers. I already had the job at this point, but I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s going off the rails. What’s happening?’”

She adds, “The beauty of it was that it was the contrary—that’s what they were looking for. [They wanted] Somebody who was a balled-out, fearless, strong woman, and that’s really who she was.”

“I started to spend a lot of time with her, and what really did it for me was her sense of humor. She made me laugh so much, and when you can do that, I’m yours. She just had me.”

The Fosters airs TONIGHT, JUne 6th @ 8PM ET/PT on Freeform.

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