The TV star, who also appeared in the first series of American Horror Story, as well as starring in all five seasons of ABC hit Friday Night Lights, admitted that she feels lucky that none of her roles have ever been particularly dependent on her appearance.
She explained that this has helped her to the pressure to always be beautiful that is put on so many other actresses her age - who often struggle with the demands placed on them with regard to their beauty.
One look at that hair disproves that theory in seconds.
Strangely, though, despite Britton's most famous character being something of a TV icon, most fans know little about the actress herself.
"Because frankly I've had a different experience, as a single woman," she said.
"Younger men and all that." It's not that she has a particular pattern of dating younger men, she clarified.
"When I go home, I have my little guy." PHOTOS: What these stars love most about being a mom The decision to start a family on her own wasn't easy, either.
Not only is Britton not "aging," but she is also not experiencing any kind of rivalry, musically or otherwise, with younger women.
"Let's put it this way: The older you get, the easier it is to date younger men." She laughed.
As we all know, Hollywood tends to ignore female stars once they've reached middle age, relegating them to "mom of" roles or giving their parts away to actresses twenty years younger.
I absolutely know that this was something that I want for my life, and I'm really fortunate. I think it's becoming much more a part of our culture and I hope that it will become more accepted and that those women are going to be more and more appreciated, respected and supported." PHOTOS: Hollywood moms' best parenting advice For Britton, who grew up in a female-dominated household, raising a son has been an interesting journey.
"Truthfully, what the hell am I doing raising a boy?