Cher, the “Goddess of Pop”, will no longer appear in Lifetime’s “Flint”.
The singer and actress said a family issue would prevent her from travelling to Toronto for the movie’s production next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “This has been a project so near and dear to my heart, and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story,” said in a statement regarding her role in the Flint water crisis movie.
“Unfortunately, I will be unable to leave Los Angeles during the scheduled filming as I am dealing with a serious family issue that prevents me from going on location for the April filming,” she continued. “I’m so glad that Craig and Neil plan to move ahead, and I know that this Lifetime movie will be done beautifully.”
The movie had major significance to Cher. She has been actively raising awareness about the water crisis and has donated hundreds of thousands of bottles of water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The singer personally reached out to “Flint” producers, expressing her interest in being involved.
A significant role was specifically written for the singer, playing the role of a Flint resident whose family is seriously impacted by the water crisis. Cher was also an executive producer for the movie.