Chrissy Metz On Prayer And The Role It Played In The Faith-Based Film ‘Breakthrough’

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While appearing on CBS Sunday Morning, This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz talks about her new faith-based film, Breakthrough. In the movie, she stars as Joyce Smith, a mother tested after tragedy nearly takes her child’s life. And as the Christian celebrity opens up about the role, hearing Chrissy Metz on prayer and the power it unleashes is truly inspiring!

Real-Life Story Behind Breakthrough Movie

The Breakthrough movie starring Chrissy Metz hit theaters on April 17, 2019. It follows the story of Joyce Smith and her family (Read the true news story about Joyce Smith's real-life miracle)

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At first, life is full of happiness for The Smith family but when their adopted son, John, falls through an icy lake, everything changes. John spent nearly 15 minutes in the water and all hope seemed to be lost.

First responders were convinced they would be making a recovery and not a rescue. In fact, John appeared lifeless after he was brought to the surface and doctors doubted if he would even make it through the night. But Joyce knew that God could produce miracles, so she started to pray over John's body in the hospital.

Against all odds, the young boy's heart started to beat again. John ended up making a full recovery after being pronounced dead. This inspiring story is based on Joyce Smith's 2017 book ‘The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection.'

Chrissy Metz On Prayer And Her Own Faith

Today, lead actress Chrissy Metz sits down with CBS Sunday Morning to discuss the power of prayer and the role it played in this inspiring film. Chrissy already had a strong faith before starring in the Breakthrough movie.

But now, the film is giving her the opportunity to speak out about that faith and how she lives it out day to day.

During the interview, Chrissy Metz also opens up about turning down roles in Hollywood that don't align with her convictions.

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Chrissy is committed to choosing roles that positively impact her life and those around her. She wants to be sure that she is a good role model to young women across the globe. And I think she's doing a wonderful job of inspiring and uplifting!

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