November 4, 2009

Do-Ho Meets Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton from "The Messenger" Movie

What with Veteran's Day on the horizon, we thought it would be a good time to highlight a new movie, The Messenger, which focuses on the hardships of soldiers and their families. Do-Ho attended a Los Angeles premiere of the film and highly recommends that anyone who goes to see this movie bring a great big hankie. There is just no avoiding teardrops as you watch two Army soldiers (played by Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster) break the news of war deaths to next of kin. One of the Army wives is played beautifully by British actress Samantha Morton, who becomes romantically attached to her messenger.

At the premiere, Harrelson and Morton spoke of the preparation for their roles, which included visits to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Fans of Harrelson will see the irony in Harrelson, "a hippie from Hawaii" as he described himself, playing a lifelong soldier. "This movie puts a human face to war and the consequences of going to war," he said when asked why the script appealed to him.

Morton, meanwhile, was drawn to how the script addressed the wife's perspective, saying that she likes movies that "make people connect and feel."

We love you, Woody and Samantha! What a powerful film. Next time, we'll wear the waterproof mascara.

We love you, Veterans and Troops! Special shoutout to Do-Ho's friend Jason who just hopped a plane to Afghanistan. Come home safe.

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