James Denton and Shawnee Talk About ‘Grace Unplugged’

James Denton and Shawnee Smith play the parents of talented
 young singer Grace Trey (AJ Michalka), whose pursuit of pop 
music stardom causes friction in the family in GRACE 
UNPLUGGED, coming to theaters Oct. 4 from Lionsgate and 
Roadside Attractions.


You might be surprised by many things with the upcoming faith-based film, “Grace Unplugged.” Two of them are starring in it.

James Denton, star of TV’s “Desperate Housewives” and Shawnee Smith from “Saw” and Charlie Sheen’s comedy, “Anger Management,” play the married parents of Grace (AJ Michalka) in the new film. A choice some filmmakers would not have chosen.
“I don’t know why they came to me, but my manager got the call and discouraged me from taking the meeting for all kinds of reasons. I said, ‘You know, my mom spent her life working for the church and I grew up in the church and my dad was a deacon his entire life and I think that  they would want me to do it,’” said Denton at a recent press round table event.  “I’m fascinated with the idea of doing a Christian movie if it’s a good one.”

After talking about faith and entertainment for three or so hours, Denton was sold. Not surprisingly, Denton’s manager was not thrilled with the actor’s choice to star in the movie. When he asked Denton how much the film would be paying him and when he would be starting the project, he replied, “I have no idea, but I’m doing it.” Read more>

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