Lots of Tears for 'Army Wives' Special Screening
Lots of Tears for 'Army Wives' Special Screening
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Previously, we reported that Army Wives hosted a red carpet event and a special advanced screening of one of its episodes to recognize the courage of the inspiration behind the highly successful Lifetime series: the real army wives.  Associated Press reports that tears flowed freely when two of the TV version of Army Wives met the real-life counterpart of the strong women they portray.

Sally Pressman, who plays Roxy, and Brigid Brannagh, who plays Pamela, watched an upcoming episode with real army wives at a Washington, D.C., hospital.  An event Pressman called “life-changing.”

"It was incredibly emotional," Pressman said in an interview.  "The only thing I can say is, it is a night I will never forget and it was life-changing.  I'm not going to be the same."

At the same time, Pressman realized just how much the Army Wives meant to women, who often hold sessions to watch the show in groups.  Moreover, she said one woman approached her and recounted how her husband was killed in a battle.  The woman was crying and told her that the episode, which featured Roxy's husband returning home after being wounded while deployed, was the only thing that made her happy since the dreadful incident.

On the other hand, Brannagh was deeply moved by the positive attitude of the wounded army personel and servicemen they met at the medical center.  She said she met a 20-year-old man who had shrapnel all over his face and legs who, surprisingly, was “more positive than [she] could ever be.”

On the most recent episode of Army Wives called “Loyalties,” Trevor proved his loyalty to his wife, while Roland showed that he can be loyal to his students by keeping their secrets.  Denise's loyalty to her husband, moreover, was put in question.

Army Wives had the largest series premiere in Lifetime's 23-year history.  It also stars Kim Delaney, Catherine Bell, and Wendy Davis.

-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Associated Press
(Image Courtesy of Lifetime)