Today I had the enormous pleasure to meet and interview Lew Temple who plays right opposite Halle Berry in their new movie “Kidnap.” Lew was visiting Chicago for a few days and I had the chance to interview him at the Horror Convention in Rosemont where he greeted me not just with a smile and a firm handshake but he also opened my eyes to a much bigger theme when it comes to parenting – the safety of our children. “Hug your baby tight,” he said as we took our picture together.
Even though he plays the villain and kidnapper in the movie, playing this character taught him about the dangers our children face today and challenged him to bring out a darker side so he can get into the mind of the kidnapper. Because he had to do so much research about his character, he understands the plots behind the wicked minds of wrongdoers. He gave us great tips and advice how we can prevent our children from strangers’ harm and keep them safer. His words still stand with me as a mother, parent and as part of our unfortunately dangerous society. Listen to what he had to say:
Make sure you go see “Kidnap,” which is already playing in theaters nationwide. As Lew said this is more than a movie, it is a wake up call for all of us and a message to protect and save our children.
Link to the official trailer: https://youtu.be/cLD83jvbyz4