Meghan McCain is clearly protecting busy following her exit from The View. Lately signing on as a columnist with the Every day Mail, the previous discuss present panelist can also be teaming up with Lifetime for a biopic starring Melrose Place alum Heather Locklear. McCain lately shared the private cause she took on the position of government producer for the TV film.
Meghan McCain, Govt Producer
The Lifetime movie Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff is predicated on the true story of Kristine Carlson, who co-authored the best-selling sequence of the identical title along with her husband, Dr. Richard Carlson. The film chronicles how Kristine should take care of her relentless grief in order to assist her household heal and transfer on when Richard all of the sudden dies.
With Locklear starring as Kristine, the TV film additionally options Jason MacDonald, Natasha Bure, Ella Dorsch, and Emily Rose. McCain was drawn to the undertaking for its inspiring message.
“I think all of us, no matter who you are, [are] going through some kind of existential moment in the past two years because of the nature of the crisis that has happened in the world,” The View alum mentioned at Lifetime’s digital Fall Press Day, in response to Yahoo! Entertainment. “I think the best part of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff is that it is accessible and it’s not overwhelming for people that want to grow and want to sort of make changes in their life that are more accessible.”
‘The View’ alum hopes to open a dialog on grief
McCain has been very clear in regards to the influence the loss of her father, Senator John McCain, in 2018, had on her life. She learn Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff after his passing to assist take care of her grief.
“After my dad died, I went on Amazon and just looked at books that were good for grief and the book came up again,” McCain revealed.
Carlson’s story resonated along with her, making the choice of taking up the chief producer position for the TV movie an ideal segue into new alternatives. McCain hopes the Lifetime film serves as a message of therapeutic for these grappling with main losses in their lives.
“One of my passions in life is helping people get over grief because I don’t think it’s something that we talk about enough in culture, in anything, in any medium,” she defined. “Americans are very fearful of talking about grief and this is a very accessible, kind story that has a philosophy — literally a book and a philosophy behind it — and I really think this is going to help and heal people in a time when people really need help and healing.”
Meghan McCain needed a undertaking she was ‘authentically passionate about’
McCain introduced the upcoming Lifetime film on Instagram in July. “I am beyond excited and honored to be partnering with @lifetimetv and @kristine_carlson to executive produce the legendary ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’ book into a Lifetime film with icon @HeatherLocklear starring as Kristine,” she posted. “This book helped me through my own journey in grief and loss with inspiration from Kristine. … I know this movie, like the book, is going to help and inspire so many people and there is no better time than now for it to be made!”
When McCain was approached with the provide to crew up with Lifetime, she had just a few necessities.
“I said it would have to be something that would be organic and something I would have to be authentically passionate about or else it wouldn’t work,” McCain mentioned. “Obviously politics is incredibly divisive. And this is something that is meant to be feel good and is going to bring people together.”