Moore’s Cancer Film Becomes Personal

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September 12, 2011 | 2:20pm EST

Demi Moore’s new TV movie about cancer has become personal for the actress – one of her relatives has since fallen ill with the deadly disease.
The Ghost star joined forces with Jennifer Aniston and singer Alicia Keys to direct a series of films about women and breast cancer in support of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

Moore took charge of Charlotte – about a little girl whose mother succumbs to the disease – but she admits it wasn’t until wrapping the project that the story really hit home.

She tells Glamour magazine, “I’ve known people affected by breast cancer, and since I finished the project, someone in our family has also been diagnosed.

“But I think that so often there is that ‘out of sight, out of mind’ feeling, like breast cancer is happening to other people, not you. Before this project came up, even I really didn’t want to pay attention. I feel that this came to me to make me pay attention.”

The series of sort films, Five, is set to air on the network Lifetime on 10 October.