Filmography - The Pastor's Wife (2011)
• Rose McGowan as:
• Directed by:
• Selected Cast:
Michael Shanks, Erin Simms, Eric Keenleyside
• Written by:
Robert L. Freedman, Diane Fanning (based on the book by)
• Release Year:
Biography / Drama / Made for TV
• MPAA Rating:
The Pastor’s Wife
will debut on Saturday, November 5, at 8 pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
Based on a true story that made national headlines, The Pastor’s Wife centers on the 2006 death of Matthew Winkler (Shanks), a beloved minister and community leader who was mysteriously shot and killed in his Selmer, Tennessee, home. During their investigation, the authorities soon zero in on Matthew’s wife, Mary (McGowan), as the crime’s prime suspect.
But why would Mary, a dutiful preacher’s wife and young mother of three girls, kill her husband? During her trial, shocking secrets about her relationship with Matthew are exposed, answering the disturbing questions many are asking about what really went on behind the closed doors of this “perfect family.”
Based on the non-fiction book by Dianne Fanning, The Pastor’s Wife is produced by Preacher Road Productions Ltd. and Front Street Pictures, with Gerald W. Abrams, Mike Moran, Juliet Smith and Harvey Kahn executive producing. Norma Bailey directs a screenplay written by Robert L. Freedman.
Rose McGowan's Role
Rose McGowan plays Mary Winkler.
Ask Rose McGowan what she liked about any of her characters, and the word "strong" is bound to come up at least once. The Pastor’s Wife showcases a completely different side of the actress. Here she is Mary Winkler, the wife of Matthew Winkler, a beloved minister and community leader, and mother of three. Mary, unlike Amy Blue, Courtney Shayne, Cherry Darling and many of the characters McGowan is best known for, is soft-spoken, timid and even invisible to those around her. At first sight she appears as to be the antithesis of a quintessential McGowan character. However, as the title of the movie implies, The Pastor’s Wife puts the actress and her character front and center of the story, which allows Rose to act out a wide range of intense emotions.
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Critics on Rose McGowan's Performance
• From New York Post
"While there is no evidence that any of it happened, McGowan makes Mary so convincing a victim that you’d also acquit her."
"While McGowan has a diverse resume, she's perfectly convincing as the Southern wife who can solemnly drawl of her late husband, 'I could never do anything right in his eyes.'"
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Trivia & Facts
• Filmed in California.
• Marks Rose McGowan's third on screen wedding.