Jana Kramer reaches her goal as a ‘Soccer Mom Madam’



Actress-singer stars in fact-inspired Lifetime drama movie


Jana Kramer of ‘Soccer Mom Madam’ Sunday on Lifetime

Q: Did the fact that “Soccer Mom Madam” is inspired by true events make it more appealing to you?

A: I am a sucker for true stories. The script as a whole inspired me. Even though the character had her flaws, she was brave, and powerful and never gave up. The fact  that women wrote it was just the icing on the cake.


Q: Do you feel your “Soccer Mom Madam” character’s circumstances make her more generally relatable? And potentially make viewers less judgmental about her?

A: I loved her. She had to do what she had to for her kids, and you see that throughout the movie. She loses it a little, but her heart and her passion and her (reasoning is) what makes her likable.


Q: What would you say about your wardrobe in “Soccer Mom Madam,” since given the story, you both do and don’t have to look like someone in that line of work?

A: Let’s just say I wasn’t used to showing so much cleavage … but then again, I was the most-dressed girl in the movie.


Q: Your work for Lifetime in recent years largely has been in heartwarming holiday movies. What would you say about your decision to do “Soccer Mom Madam” relative to those?

A: Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas movies — but when I heard it wasn’t (about) Christmas, I was like, “Yes! I’ll do it!” Before I even read the script! Then, I read the script and begged the producer to give me the role. I loved it so much.


Q: Have you and Lifetime been talking yet about another your doing holiday movie for this year?

A:  We sure have. And it’s a great fit.

Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin has decades of experience covering the television and movie businesses, winning Tribune Media Services’ Crown Jewel Award in 2008 for his performance in the company. Over those many years of interviewing and writing, he has spoken with everyone from Robert De Niro and John Travolta to Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett … from Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

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