Chrissy Metz Talks To BOSSIP About Joyce Smith Role
Last month we were moved to tears while watching an early screening of ‘Breakthrough’ — a new film in theaters today, which was produced by DeVon Franklin and Stephen Curry and stars “This Is Us” actress Chrissy Metz. Metz plays Joyce Smith, a Missouri woman whose adopted son and two of his friends fell through ice while playing. Two of the boys were quickly rescued, but Joyce’s son John remained under water for some 15 minutes before being rescued. Paramedics couldn’t find a pulse for Smith for a full hour before his mother was called to the hospital to say her final goodbyes. What happens next is truly miraculous — and this is a film based on a TRUE STORY! The film also stars Josh Lucas as Joyce’s husband Brian, Topher Grace as the family’s pastor Jason Noble, Mike Colbert as the paramedic who ultimately rescued John from the lake and Dennis Haysbert and Sam Trammell who played roles as the two doctors who were vital to Smith’s survival. Check out our interviews with Chrissy Metz, DeVon Franklin, ‘Breakthrough’ director Roxann Dawson and the real life John Smith, when you continue.
We had a great time chatting with Chrissy Metz about her first feature film role and her love of all kinds of music. We also love that she showed love to female rappers Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah!