It was the inspirational true story that started as a New York Times bestseller and was brought to the big screen last fall. Now Same Kind of Different As Me is available for you to watch right in your own home. Risen talked with Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger about what drew her to the role, her hiatus from acting, and how she shifted priorities to make sure to nurture her personal life.
Interviewed for Risen Magazine in Los Angeles, California
Risen Magazine: What made you interested in being part of this film?
Renee Zellweger: I got a call from the director and he said, “I heard that you loved the story and were inspired by these people’s lives and what they chose to commit themselves to doing. So let me tell you what we’re going to do. We are not going to borrow the town, build a set and then tear it down. We’re actually going to find a mission in Jackson, Mississippi that is unable to properly serve the homes in the community, and we’re going to refurbish...
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