Lacey Chabert Brings Tragedy-to-Love Story to TV

By: Pam Wright - May 31, 2014

Party of Five actress Lacey Chabert will star in a new Hallmark Channel movie to air Saturday.

Based on a true story, Chabert will play Gina Kell, a young widow who falls for a widower Michael Spehn in The Color of Rain.

“To me, it just says that hope and faith are just so important, and get you through things you never imagined you’d have to suffer through,” Chabert said.

The young widow, who loses her husband to cancer on Christmas Day, meets a man who also loses his wife to cancer just a few weeks after Gina’s husband dies. The grief-stricken friends, who have five children between them, begin to work through their heartbreak and come to lean on one another.

The character of Gina is based on the real-life author of the book, The Color of Rain, released in 2011.

Chabert said that she found it to be an “exciting chance” to portray someone’s real-life story and said she was moved by what Gina and Michael experienced.

The Mean Girls actress clearly had a passion for Gina and Michael’s story before playing it out on film. She shares that she was moved by the book and script, and when she saw the couple on the Today Show.

The movie premieres at 9 p.m. EST Saturday on the Hallmark Channel.

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