In February 2023, a grown-up Sam Greisman shared his adoration for his mother in an essay for PEOPLE, opening up about their tight connection and his gratitude for Field.
"My mom has given me permission to be messy, to struggle, to fight with her, to rage at her when I have no one else to yell at, given me permission to pick out all of her award show dresses, because ... well, no explanation needed," he wrote. "She has taught me that life, like art, is about picking yourself up and dusting yourself off, like she has done countless times."
Field has also been a longtime advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, inspired especially by Sam, who is gay. In 2016, Field spoke to Jess Cagle about her unconditional support of and appreciation for her youngest son.
"I welcomed him to welcome himself and find that part of his life," she said, later adding: "Sam was always Sam, this wonderful human that he is, from the time he was born ... Some people actually shut their children out of the house when they're young, they're teenagers – they're having a hard enough time to be teenagers and own any part of sexuality. I'm still trying to figure it out!"