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When Love is Not Enough: First Look

Nov 17th, 2009

This is your first look at Winona Ryder on the set of the TV movie When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.

Currently shooting in Toronto, the CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame drama tells the true story of the troubled but enduring love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Ryder, a two-time Academy Award nominee, plays the title character and Canadian actor Barry Pepper plays her husband. The story, which spans three decades, is based on the biography by William G. Borchert.

Lois married Bill in 1918 and, following his stint in WWI, they settled in New York City where she worked as an occupational therapist and he thrived as a securities analyst. Their seemingly idyllic life together started to come apart due to Bill’s drinking problem. Bill went on to co-found AA with Dr. Bob Smith and Lois later helped to create Al-Anon – a program for the loved ones of alcoholics.

Thanks to websites Pop Goes the News and for the pictures, and Chris for the heads up. I’m currently working on find more pictures untagged. Wish me luck. 🙂

19 Comments on “When Love is Not Enough: First Look

  1. Luciana

    Jayson, I won’t be approving any of your comments. Register to our forum if you want to chat. Any of your comments has anything to do with the post’s subject, and for the last time, WINONA WON’T READ YOUR COMMENTS, this is a fansite for god’s sake!

  2. zeille tp

    she looks fine! I really miss Winona.No more new interviews on youtube.

  3. Lunis

    I have read the ‘Pop Goes the article and Canadian News Tabloid.

    “.. Seven years ago she was found guilty of vandalism and theft in connection with shoplifting charges in 2001 and sentenced to 480 hours of community service, $3700 in fines and $6355 in restitution….”

    Even with the history of shoplifting!!
    But enoug!!!!
    You are pathetic.

  4. Luciana

    Yeah Lunis, I decided to cut this bit part of the article. So tired about this…

  5. Teddy McArdle

    Well, as much as I like her, when you do something as stupid as she did there’s a prize to be paid. Still love her though.

    She looks really pretty, cuteness personified.

  6. Luciana

    I agree with you Teddy, but this was many many years ago. She already paid for it.

  7. Lunis

    He paid a disproportionate price.

    To blame for the scandalous decision of OJ Simpson.

    Not forget the whole story!!

  8. gi

    An historical film…but not a corset one:)))
    hope I can see the film


  9. zeille tp

    Yes, it’s like stabbing me a million times! She faced it and paid the consequences… This is the first one she made a mistake in public’s eyes but they can’t get over it! One mistake and it wrapped everything GOOD she did and is still doing.

  10. Lunis

    Today I saw the video of shoplifting.
    Looked like a frightened fawn.
    If I were them, I helped.
    Now arrested me too!

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