In celebration of a the new film “LION,” featuring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth wrote a blog for The Huffington Post which highlights some of her favorite parts of the film, while also talking about her own experiences as an adopted child.
In the film, Patel plays the non-fictional role of 30-year-old Saroo, a young Indian man struggling with his identity as he was adopted at the age of 5-years-old by Australian parents.
Chenoweth wrote: “The results of his search are beyond belief, but it’s his journey that resonated most strongly with my own experience. On the one hand, you share the unconditional love for your parents that they have for you, not to mention eternal gratitude for the life they’ve given you. But as Saroo shows, there’s often a lingering thought about where you came from.”
Saroo’s interest in further exploring his roots is triggered by flashbacks of his childhood memories in India, and thus begins a journey back to his birthplace to find out more about himself.
Chenoweth wrote: “We all yearn for our truth; who we are, where we come from, maybe where we get certain quirks or talents (for me I long wondered where my voice came from since my mother very well knows it was not from her). But finding those truths is the most personal of journeys, coming to each of us at different times and in different ways.”
Read Chenoweth’s entire blog HERE and be sure to watch the trailer for “LION” above 🙂