Bias at­tack on sub­way

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Laura Di­mon

SHE’S A har­ried tele­vi­sion pro­ducer and plays one on TV.

But Kyra Sedg­wick in­sists that her char­ac­ter in the new ABC se­ries “Ten Days in the Val­ley” bears no re­sem­blance to her.

“I don’t use my own life as an ac­tress,” she said. “I’m so bor­ing. No one would want to see my life on TV. I wouldn’t.”

But the life of Jane Sadler, an over­worked pro­ducer who’s up to her eye­balls deal­ing with her edgy cop show, busted mar­riage and miss­ing 8-year-old daugh­ter, is an­other story. And Sedg­wick wants ev­ery­one to see it.

Sedg­wick, 52 — an Em­my­win­ner for “The Closer,” which ended a seven-year run in 2012 — stars in and is an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of “Ten Days in the Val­ley.” It de­buts on ABC on Oct. 1 af­ter a pre­miere next Sun­day at the three-day Tribeca TV Fes­ti­val, which be­gins Fri­day.

A spinoff of the 15-year-old Tribeca Film Fes­ti­val, the event cel­e­brates episodic sto­ry­telling with screen­ings of new shows, re­turn­ing fa­vorites and panel talks.

“TV has ex­ploded,” said Sedg­wick, who’s de­lighted to be part of the in­au­gu­ral Tribeca TV Fes­ti­val. “With a film there’s a pres­sure to tell a story in 90 min­utes. A great thing about TV is that we get many hours to ex­plore a char­ac­ter.”

It’s not al­ways a pretty pic­ture with Jane Sadler — a role Demi Moore was set to play on ca­ble TV but opted out of when the show went to ABC.

“Jane has drugs and sex habits,” said Sedg­wick, with­out judg­ment. “Lis­ten, I think life is hard. Ev­ery­body reaches for some­thing. Some peo­ple con­trol it and do it in mod­er­a­tion. But no one gets by with­out some sup­port — a shop­ping ob­ses­sion, some out­side source.”

And what does Sedg­wick, who’s mar­ried to ac­tor Kevin Ba­con and has two kids in their 20s, reach for?

“I’m def­i­nitely not telling you,” she said.

She doesn’t mind shar­ing that she’s pleased with the de­ci­sion-mak­ing power that comes with be­ing a pro­ducer.

“I’m very opin­ion­ated,” she said. “Peo­ple lis­ten to you when your’re an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer be­cause they have to lis­ten.”

She likes that. Same goes for split­ting her time be­tween liv­ing in New York, where she was born, and Los An­ge­les, where she of­ten works.

“I di­vide my time be­tween both places,” she said. “I love New York. And de­spite some ear­lier in­ter­views where I sound like a snotty New Yorker, I’ve grown to love L.A.” A RACIST CREEP sat on a woman’s thigh on the sub­way, spit in her face and punched her in the shoul­der, cops said Satur­day.

Po­lice re­leased a photo of the brute snapped by his 34-year-old victim as they rode an up­town E train to­ward the Sev­enth Ave. sta­tion in Mid­town about 5:10 p.m. Tues­day, po­lice said.

When he claimed a seat next to hers on the crowded rush hour train, he ended up sit­ting on her thigh. She asked for a minute to read­just and scoot over — a sim­ple re­quest that launched the man on a crazy rant.

“Just be­cause you’re AfricanAmer­i­can you think you can go on your Kanye West rant, b---h?” he yelled.

A few min­utes later as the woman stepped off the train at the Sev­enth Ave. stop, the man spat on the back of her head.

She grabbed his back­pack to try to stop him, and he spit in her face and punched her in the shoul­der, of­fi­cials said. The man jumped back on the train and got away.

The victim suf­fered pain but re­fused med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

The sus­pect is de­scribed as a white His­panic, about 30, 5-feet-9 and 130 pounds.

He was wear­ing a black T-shirt and a white-and-black “San Fran­cisco” base­ball cap with an or­ange bear on it.

Kyra Sedg­wick (with Kick Gurry and Abi­gail Pniowsky) gets home­made “Os­car” in “Ten Days in the Val­ley” but has picked up real Emmy hard­ware (be­low) for “The Closer.”

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