'I Donâ€™t Care!' 'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Unafraid to Be an 'Uncool' Christian in Hollywood
- We traveled to a chilly Winnipeg, Canada
to visit the set of the film Breakthrough,
based on a real-life story and produced
by preacher and filmmaker, DeVon Franklin.
This is a film centeredaround a major miracle.
Have you seen miracles inthe production of this film?
- Listen, let me tellyou, getting a movie made,
every movie that gets made is a miracle.
So you know, you have nochoice but to see miracles,
whether you want to or not,
and this film is no exception.
And then also, what's been incredible was
there has just beenthese God moments on set.
- All that I've everwanted was to be like you.
- [Efrem] Most famous forher role on the NBC hit show,
This is Us, Chrissy Metzplays the role of Joyce Smith,
the Missouri mom whoprays her son back to life
following a fall through a frozen lake.
So you've had an opportunityto meet Joyce now?
- Yes.- Tell me what's that like
to meet her, the woman who you're
bringing to life on the big screen.
- You know, I try to livewithout expectations, right,
and so when she walked in the room
I just wanted to hug her, you know?
Obviously being in her shoes,as far as an actress goes,
knowing what she's been through,
I can't fathom it, but I amobviously trying to portray it,
and I just wanted to hug her and hold her,
and just know everything.
- What do you guys have onfor the rest of the day?
- Well, John has a basketball game.
- Yeah, I've seen this guyhoop it up around here.
This kid is so lit.
- Text your mom tomorrow and tell her
when and where to pick you up,
and don't do anything stupid.
- Love you guys.
- Boys, get off the ice.
- We're training for the Olympics, sir.
(phone rings)- Cindy.
- He's been underwaterfor more than 15 minutes.
It's gonna be a recovery, not a rescue.
- I got something.
We got him!
- We've done everythingmedically possible.
There's nothing more we can do.
Please God, send your Holy Spirit
to save my son.
- Do you believe in miracles?
- I do.
Ooh, you're gonna get me crying.
Yes, I do believe in miracles, absolutely.
- What made you believe?
- You know, I've alwayshad a sense of faith,
my grandmother instilledfrom when we were kids.
And I would end up goingto church on my own,
just because I was lookingfor something to help me,
something greater than myself,and time and time again
I'm shown that God isworking on my behalf,
and it happens
more times than I sometimeseven give him credit for.
- A 14-year-old St. Charles boy who spent
15 minutes trapped underwater
is continuing to fight for his life.
- I don't believe Johnwill survive the night.
- You don't know my son.
He is a fighter, so I needyou to be the best for John,
and you just let God do the rest.
You are my pride and joy.
I can't wait to seeyou shoot those baskets
and run up and down the court again.
- The Smith family ask for one thing.
Please pray for John.
- I'm ready to give up,but then I hear this voice
telling me to go back.
Either I'm nuts--
- Or God's talking to you.
- But I don't believe in God.
- I believe, but maybe that only
goes so far with something like this.
- I'm your pastor, I'msupposed to walk alongside you
for as long as it takes.
- I hope he's gonna be okay.
- We're not gonna get through this alone.
Whatever you have for me, for Ryan,
for John, I surrender.
You know, I experiencedsomething with my mom
about eight months ago and
that's why for me, this storywas so important to tell
because I had told my mother'sdoctors the same thing
that Joyce said to John's doctors was that
you don't know him, andyou don't know my mom,
and they were just sure that she was
not going to recover, and of course,
she's been making somereally, really great strides,
and she's still with us, and so I believe
yes, absolutely in miracles.