Sigourney Weaver Interview on 'Prayers for Bobby' DVD Release
Yesterday I had the good fortune to interview Sigourney Weaver. But the best part (as if interviewing Sigourney Weaver wasn't the best part) was that the topic of the interview was about something much more important than entertainment. Her Lifetime movie, Prayers for Bobby, which is now out on DVD, is a heartbreaking movie that teaches parents the importance of accepting their children for who they are.
Based on the bestselling book by Leroy Aarons, Sigourney Weaver, in her first made-for-TV movie and one of her finest roles ever, plays Mary Griffith, a deeply religious mother who cannot accept her teenage son's homosexuality and must then deal with the consequences.. She then makes the journey from devastating grief to becoming a champion of gay rights. The acting is superb. Prayers for Bobby is an extremely powerful must-see movie.
Sigourney Weaver interview
Sigourney said that she choose this part because it is a true story and she connected with it as the mother of a teenager. She read both the script and the book and thought that television was the perfect medium for Prayers for Bobby because it would be best watched by families together at home.
This was probably Sigourney's biggest acting challenge yet, mostly because she was playing a real person, and one that she thought was worlds apart from herself. After she met Mary and her family, she was very impressed by Mary's candor and the love the entire family have for Bobby. It took PFLAG (see below) for Mary to see that homosexuals weren't going to be punished with fire and brimstone.
For more of the interview and details of DVD features and my DVD giveaway (5 copies) go to: