Interview with Brec Bassinger, Donna Mills, Jesse Metcalfe, Joey McIntyre, and Khobe Clarke of “V.C. Andrews’ Dawn” on Lifetime by Suzanne 6/26/23
If you like V.C. Andrews’ books and Lifetime’s adaptations of them, you’ll probably like this one as well. I only saw the first episode, but it was enjoyable. It was great to see these actors in the panel. Unfortunately, I don’t think Donna Mills and Jesse Metcalfe are in the later segments, just the first part. This particular book was not written by V.C. Andrews. She died in the 80’s. It’s written by Andrew Neiderman, who writes all of the “V.C. Andrews” books now, with permission from her trust. There is a short introduction here from him.
Dawn follows the story of Dawn Longchamp (Brec Bassinger), who after growing up in humble surroundings with a very hardworking family including her devoted father Ormand (Jesse Metcalfe) and older brother Jimmy (Khobe Clarke), suddenly has everything she loves ripped away from her. After discovering the shocking truth about the people who raised her, she is thrust into a new family whose dark and twisted secrets change the course of her life forever. As Dawn struggles to fit in, her wicked grandmother Lillian Cutler (Donna Mills) rules her life with an iron fist and inflicts cruel punishments when Dawn does not follow her strict orders. When Dawn finds herself entrenched in the mysteries surrounding the family, it becomes clear that a dark and inescapable curse looms over the Cutlers.
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