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Before winning the title role in The Linda McCartney Story, actress Elizabeth Mitchell knew only one thing about her character: She was Mrs. Paul McCartney. But the more she found out, the more she liked the woman McCartney called Lin.
“I think she was an amazing person,” Mitchell says, “and I hope that people after watching the movie want to know more about her. She did amazing things for cancer research and animal activism. Good Lord, she made $300 million selling food because she wanted to save animals. That’s a pure heart right there, and that’s gorgeous.”
Linda McCartney’s activism isn’t emphasized in the movie, which airs from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday on WISH . The Linda McCartney Story is largely a love story between one of the most famous men in the world and the woman who won his heart. The movie has its problems — giant gaps of time are missing, and the crowd scenes are awfully phony-looking — but Mitchell is its greatest asset. She’s so radiant and dynamic as Linda that it’s understandable why someone as famous as McCartney (played by Gary Bakewell) would fall in love with her and remain completely devoted.
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