Veteran actor Heather Locklear will come back to the big screen after a five-year-long hiatus- and the project is definitely quite special to her. The alum of Melrose Place, who recently turned 60, would be starring in the upcoming biopic titled Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story. The biopic would premiere on lifetime on Saturday, with the film taking its title from the book series which was written by Kristine and her partner, Dr. Richard Carlson. After her husband passed away unexpectedly at the age of 45, Kristine kept spreading his message through her books.
Heather Locklear to Portray Kristine Carlson
The movie, which has been produced by Meghan McCain, would showcase Kristin, played by Heather Locklear, trying to grapple with the death of her husband, played by Jason McDonald. The newly turned widow and mother of two soon find herself moving through uncharted territory as she deals with pressure to turn the new voice and face for the brand of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. In an interview with PEOPLE, Locklear spoke about how there was so much synchronicity in the life of Carlson and herself. In fact, Richard Carlson’s first love was Locklear’s roommate in college.
Heather Locklear further stated that when she had first met Kristine, she had spent the night at the author’s house. After that, their relations kept improving, and she came for the actress’s 60th birthday- and is now one of her best friends. For the actor, the story of her best friend is one of love and loss. She states that the movie is based on a very simple idea- love. She believes that the pandemic everyone went through somewhat simplified our thoughts- focusing us to live in the moment.
The author’s resilience while coping with the death of her husband, and being a mother of two did resonate pretty deeply for Heather Locklear, who has also been marking two and a half years of being sober. Currently, the actress is living her great life with her daughter and her fiance.