"Indivisible" Star Drawn to Role by Personal Experience
Lead actress and executive producer Sarah Drew knows first-hand what it's like to have to fight to save a marriage.
This faith-based movie tells the true story of US Army chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather and the struggles they faced in their marriage after his lengthy deployment to Iraq. Justin Bruening and Drew star as the couple, reuniting the two former Grey's Anatomy actors.
The film throws a spotlight on the stresses faced by families because of those long deployments and the emotional hardships of army life. Challenges are of course universal in marriage, and in a Pure Flix social media post, Drew says the picture emphasizes the effort needed from couples to uphold their commitment in 'good times and in bad.'
"It's a story about what it means to fight hard for the vows that you make on that day that you stand before God and you say that I will love you until the day we die."
This is not some theoretical discussion for Drew, either. She and her husband of 15-years faced the near breakup of their marriage at one point. Faith, advice filled with wisdom and marriage counseling helped to save it.
Because of that personal experience, Sarah Drew was touched in a visceral way by this role - so much so that she gets chills when she thinks about the first time she read the script.
"I've always wanted to share the incredible hope and beauty and redemption that comes from working hard and trusting God in the midst of pain, and this is the opportunity. I get to do this in this story."
Indivisible debuts in theaters nationwide on October 26th.