Yeah, the guy that wrote the script is John Hoffman. He wrote and directed. He's one of my best friends in LA. So he asked my if I could play the mom. I think he's such a good writer. It's a kid's movie, but it's written really beautifully. There are moments when I was like, this is so sweet. I really feel it's great to see live action like that for kids. It's moving and makes you think. I found it so touching when I read it.
Now my friends, I am opposed to the system of society in which we live today, not because I lack the natural equipment to do for myself but because I am not satisfied to make myself comfortable knowing that there are thousands of my fellow men who suffer for the barest necessities of life. We were taught under the old ethic that man's business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Thousands
Instead of a family outing, Sunshine Kids brings the kids together so they form their own network of friends. It gets them away from hospital treatments and hospital stays. It gives them some independence away from their parents. This gives them the opportunity to break away.
I gave them a story about how the mustang and the saint were friends - just like Cedar Grove and us. But when the Saint passed away, the mustang had to give the eulogy. Nobody knew how the saint died except the mustang. The mustang was the only one who really knew how the saint died.
We understand the decision he had to make. He and I are great friends, and we've been playing for a long time. We all know he wants to be out there with us, but he's got big things ahead of him. If it was me and the doctor said I needed six weeks with those plans he has, it would not even have been a choice.