Claudia Myers’ Fort Bliss sees Michelle Monaghan star as Maggie Swan, a decorated Army medic who has just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan to discover that the bond between her and her five-year old son, Paul (Oakes Fegley), has been broken.
Since Maggie has been away for a good portion of Paul’s life, he doesn’t recognize her when she arrives at the home of her ex-husband, Richard (Ron Livingston). From there, Maggie works hard to rebuild her relationship with Paul, but her continued military duties threaten to break them apart forever when the possibility of another deployment comes up.
I had the chance to speak with both Monaghan and Livingston at the recent Fort Bliss press day, which was held at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, California. We discussed the training that Michelle did for the role, the challenges of raising a child under tough circumstances, Oakes’ fantastic performance, and much more.
Check it out in the video interview above and be sure to catch Fort Bliss when it hits theatres on September 19th.