Stephanie Szostak talks about affairs, long term married life and her new show Satisfaction

October 20, 2015
First Published On: October 20, 2015
by HitBerry

Fans of Stephanie Szostak, brace yourself because she is back again with a brand new show named “Satisfaction”!! The actress recently talked to about the television drama. The talented French actress revealed several things about her new TV show, which mostly deals with extra marital affairs and long term married life.

In her interview with the femalefirst, Szostak, aged 40, when asked to talk about her new USA Network drama series, mostly talked about affairs, marriage while discussing her character in the show.

She said that she was pretty excited that her show was coming to UK as well. She added: “Satisfaction is a love story. It's the story about a very nice couple (Neil and Grace) who has (on the surface) the American Dream - the big house, expensive cars, a charming daughter who attends a private school... you know? A perfect sort of life.

“Yet, underneath this surface even though they have a loving family, somewhere along the way they lost their connection and their intimacy (physically and emotionally). They forgot how to listen and be present with each other and also stopped doing things for themselves,” she explained.

The actress revealed: “Neil works 70+ hours a week so Grace feels alone and as the series starts we catch them at a point where 'nice' isn't enough anymore. Grace ends up looking for that intimacy elsewhere and Neil catches her in the act of infidelity and instead of confronting her, he tries to understand why...”

Talking about her character (Grace), she described Grace as “A woman who is trying to rediscover her sense of self. She is searching for who she is and who she wants to be aside from just being a mother and a wife. In other words, a total nightmare for any husband!”

The French beauty revealed that she was drawn to the role of Grace. She said how the theme of the show pulled her toward the role. She said she understood Grace and felt like all women and mothers have been in Grace’s position, even if only for a minute.

“As mothers and wives how do we juggle life, work, the kids, groceries, cooking, putting the toilet seat down and through all that, how do we keep desire alive? It's so easy to go on auto-pilot and lose yourself,” she said showing her utmost support and respect to all the women.

“I loved that Grace still loved her husband, loved the life they built together, lived many years very happy until one day at a job interview, someone told her she wasn't really qualified because she had had a 'normal' life. That statement awakened something that was dormant inside of her and caused her to start questioning everything. She became aware of all that was amiss... her almost non-existent sex life, the career she gave up, spin class and her boring book club. She felt a spark inside and woke up!” she added.

“So, even though I didn't know what would happen to her after this first episode, I was drawn to find out what was missing for her apart from intimacy with her husband. I knew there had to be something deeper. Ultimately, no other person, amount of money, big house, affair with a fantastic lover can make you happy. YOU have to find that place inside of you and I was curious to see how and if she would ever be able to find it,” Szostak concluded.

The actress has been promoting “Satisfaction” on Twitter and Instagram.