STARS RAVE ABOUT BRIDGES

Toby Keith declared that he did not want to make “a Hollywood movie about the South,” and feels that Broken Bridges is an authentic look at that part of the country.

“We went to Georgia to make the movie, and we used locals from Georgia and the South in the cast and as extras,” Toby told Country Weekly. “We figured that we know these characters as well as anybody.” Toby adds that he was surprised by the tender and warm emotions that he was able to convey in the film. “The character I play, Bo Price, is a lot like me. But he is not as hard-edged,” he explains. “So, this was a little different for me.” As for the film, Toby raves, “I’m very proud of it. This is a great opportunity and I think it will be good for country music.”

Famed actress Kelly Preston, who plays Toby’s ex-wife, gives her rugged co-star high marks for his performance. “I think everybody’s going to be pleased,” Kelly told Country Weekly. “They will see a vulnerability and a humanity that maybe they didn’t know he had.”

Lindsey Haun, who portrays Toby’s teenage daughter, recalls that the script especially attracted her. “Usually when scripts are written for teenage characters, they have the same attitude, bad dialogue, things like that,” she explains. “But when I read for this character, I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I know this person.’ She is totally believable.”

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