The role of Prentiss’ Mother is played by actor Corine Donovan subtly supporting the film’s emphasis on the father and son relationship, and helping to realize Chris Aran’s cinematic vision, as writer and director of And Then I Woke Up, on screen…
Character Sketch for Prentiss’ Mother
Prentiss’ Mother was a strong stay at home mother., and kept the home together while her husband was away financially providing for the family. They had one son, Prentiss who she thought the world of.
She drove her son to strive for intellect so he might do better than her generation did. For better or for worse, she spoiled him into adulthood and continued to be the communication link between Prentiss and the family long after he left home.
Her over-adoration turned her son into a bit of a Mama’s boy, but her genuine affection and advice would get him through some of the tougher times in his life.
Corine Donovan (Mother)
And Then I Woke Up was one of the first acting credits for Corine Donovan who plays an understated supporting role in the ensemble cast that focuses on the relationship between her son (Prentiss Thompson) and his father (Douglas Walker). Her performance was especially compelling as the strength of the parent’s relationship in the wake father’s frailty and halting dysfunction, but without overshadowing his central character itself.
It is minimalism at its best. And like Doug Walker’s first acting effort, Corine’s performance lends unexpected maturity for a relative new-comer. Perhaps testament to that performance, she quickly landed subsequent roles as in various movies including, 100 Meters, Good Morning, Forgiving and television in Stalked: Someone’s Watching and Out of Character.
Corine comes to acting after a successful career as an attorney, as well as a former sprinter with the legendary Tigerbelle track and field team at Tennessee State University led by Olympic great, Wilma Rudolph.
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