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Helen Hunt Talks About “Then She Found Me”

MTV.com
By Shawn Adler and Larry Carroll, with additional reporting by Jasmine Dotiwala

Oscar winner Helen Hunt has kept a relatively low profile of TV movies and Woody Allen flicks since breaking through around the turn of the century, but now she’s putting the finishing touches on a labor of love that she’s writing, starring in and directing. “It took me a long time to get it made,” she said of the drama “Then She Found Me,” due in theaters at the end of next year. “It’s a story I’ve loved for many years, and I finally got the thing in the can, so I’m cutting it now. … I hope it’s funny and moving.” Based on a novel by writer Elinor Lipman, the plot revolves around a 36-year-old adopted woman who suddenly finds herself overwhelmed by the desire to meet her biological mother. “She’s found by her birth mother, played by Bette Midler, and at the same time is ending a marriage with Matthew Broderick and falling in love with Colin Firth, and that gets all messed up, and everybody goes in the wrong direction. It is a movie about love and betrayal and getting your heart broken and putting it back together.” Very much Hunt’s passion project, the actress insisted that she’s giving this one everything she’s got. “I am really pouring myself into it,” she said. “I really hope everyone comes and sees it.”

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