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‘Jenny’s Wedding’: Katherine Heigl Marries Partner Alexis Bledel — Watch

Thu, July 2, 2015 12:47pm EDT by Emily Longeretta Add first Comment

This looks like an emotional one, you guys. From the creator of ‘Beaches’ comes a brand new love story of two women, who are posing as ‘roommates’ but actually are in love. However, the struggle begins when they deiced to get married — and are forced to tell their families.

Jenny’s (Katherine Heigl) parents have always wanted her to get married — but when she breaks the news to them that she is, it’s not what they expect: it’s to a woman, her roommate Kitty (Alexis Bledel) who her family thought was just her roommate. They struggle—especially her father (Tom Wilkinson)—with accepting that their daughter is gay, but they seem to come around by the end of the new trailer.

Grace Gummer takes on the role of Jenny’s sister who has always wondered why her sis is still single. So right away, we see Jenny decide she wants to get married and has to tell her parents. Her mother (Linda Emmond) takes it especially hard, not fully understanding how this all works, and how her daughter could be gay. Sam McMurray and Diana Hardcastle also star in the movie, which — let’s be honest — is a new role for both Alexis and Katherine, and could not be coming out at a better time. Pun intended.

“It’s something that I really believe in. I believe that same-sex couples should be able to marry everywhere. It’s a human right,” Alexis, 33, told AfterEllen about why she wanted to do the movie, and help in the LGBT community. Of course, she did this interview before the marriage law was passed — but that was her hope. “I don’t think Mary Agnes made the film in a political spirit. I think it was a story that was very personal to her and an experience that moved her, but I could safely say that everybody on the film firmly believes in gay marriage. It was definitely satisfying to be part of this shoot.”

Jenny’s Wedding hits theaters July 31. Will you be watching, HollywoodLifers?

— Emily Longeretta