The theme is one the film’s star feels passionately about in a statement made today on her 2009 Primetime Emmy® Nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie.
"I was really surprised because I have been in this business a very long time. I have been nominated several times and I have been awarded several times but to have the continued support of my peers is an award in and of itself. I am just grateful to have worked on a quality project like Hallmark’s ‘Relative Stranger,’ so to be nominated on top of that is truly having my cake and eating it too. ‘Relative Stranger’ is a story that desperately cried out to be told, to make men aware how important it is to be in their children’s lives. I’m truly honored to be recognized by the Academy for this role."