Although she's best known for her role in the movie Mean Girls, Lacey Chabert will be featured in a tearjerker brought to you by the Hallmark Channel. The made-for-TV movie is called The Color of Rain, and involves a widower, played by Warren Christie, and a widow (Chabert) who come together in a time of loss.
It's all based on a true story.
According to TV Guide, Chabert called the role "poignant and personal". "I wanted to make sure the family was happy with what was happening," she said. "I spoke with Gina, the woman that I played, before we filmed and she was really supportive."
Does Chabert putting her hand in drama pique your interest? Then check out the Hallmark Channel's promo below.
Since the 10th Anniversary of Mean Girls last month, Chabert has been thrust into the spotlight. In an interview with the New York Times, she explained how unlike she actually was from the character she played: "I related to the part in the movie where girls are cutting themselves down, like, “My hairline is weird” — stuff people would never notice on someone else. I was never the cool kid. I wore Minnie Mouse stuff. And growing up in Hollywood, I always felt under a microscope."
Last Christmas, Chabert managed to escape the Hollywood microscope during her own wedding. The marriage wasn't public knowledge until the actress made the announcement over Instagram and Twitter. “I’m starting off 2014 as a Mrs! Over the holidays, my best friend & love of my life…we became husband & wife! #soblessed #love," she tweeted. The husband's identity was even a secret, until US Weekly revealed him to be her long time boyfriend Dave Nehdar.
Since he is still alive, it's safe to say Chabert is once again playing a character who is different from her.
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