In the new film Mother And Child, opening in theaters on May 7th, Oscar nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty) plays Karen, a woman deeply haunted by the mistakes of her past and searching for the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was just a kid herself. Actress Kerry Washington (Ray) plays Lucy, a married woman who can't have children of her own and desperately wants to adopt, while Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) plays Paul, a lawyer in love with his co-worker (Naomi Watts) who is still feeling the affects of her own adoption. Writer/director Rodrigo García's film, Mother And Child, examines the adoption process in America and takes a good, hard look at what it means to be a parent. We recently had an opportunity to speak with director Rodrigo García and members of his talented cast including, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson about the new film, it's terrific cast, the adoption process in this country and what it means to be a parent. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Mother And Child tells the overlapping stories of three women: Karen (Bening), a nurse who gave up her daughter to adoption 35 years ago, Elizabeth (Naomi Watts), a lawyer who grew up as an adopted child, and Lucy (Washington), a married woman that cannot conceive and who is looking to adopt.