Grace, his daughter, has his same passion and drive for music and wants what he had. Between the two is Michelle (Shawnee Smith), a caring and loving mother and pastor’s wife.Not exactly the role most would have pictured her to play in.

I want to make the most of it.” But even in rural Montana, Denton is still approached by fans.

“I went to the DMV this morning,” he says with a laugh, “and the woman who was helping me was talking about how much she misses , a Hallmark Channel original movie airing Saturday at 9 p.m. I costar with Vanessa Marcil, and we get stuck in a hurricane.

If people can learn something about life and human nature, then there’s a lot to be gained from that spiritually and practically.” Regarding “Housewives,” Denton saw the show as a morality tale, in that the characters were never “rewarded” for their bad behavior and redemption was shown in many of the episodes. “I know that there are Christian producers, some really successful ones, that have done some recent, very popular faith-based films that only work with Christians and who would never had cast any of us. “And so, it did cross my mind that people might say, ‘What do you think you’re doing a Christian movie?

You’re from “Desperate Housewives.”’ But you can’t worry about. It was such a freedom to serve that.” Asking Smith what is was that drew her to the role, she says, “I loved the character of Michelle and I thought, if my daughter grew up to be this kind of a woman, I would be thrilled. Then of course, I put my ego aside and thought this is not how this ends.

“I’ve seen this woman and I know enough about how much of a treasure this woman is.

She has the self-control to be respectful of her husband and have faith in God, even when in that moment [in the film] when she says to her husband, ‘What are you going to do? ’ The rawness of that moment and the terror that’s underneath…It’s a very powerful movie and I hope that everyone sees it.” “I was excited to do this as this is the world where I come from,” says Denton. ” I recently had the opportunity interview musician Christian Davis and while doing research for background information on this man, I naturally “Googled” him.The actress is receiving some great praise in her first real mature role.Instead of just a sideline character, Smith aspired more for the role, making Michelle a stand out rather than just a bland, one dimensional character.ended its eight-year run in 2012, James Denton decided to make a radical life change. “And whenever we can, we head to the middle of nowhere in Montana; we live in a small town. ” “Our main house is in Minneapolis because my wife [Erin]’s family is there,” the actor, 51, continues. I’ve also got a house in rural Montana, which is our escape from Minnesota!