What You Don’t Know About Army Wives: The Transformation of Denise Sherwood
If you have been an Army Wives fan since day one, you may have noticed that Denise Sherwood has transformed from meek to bold with every passing season. Her character has gone from an insecure mother to a confident and fierce woman. One thing that has been astounding for actress Catherine Bell, is watching her character transform into someone she knows very well, herself.
Did you know that…?
- Denise Sherwood started off completely different from Catherine Bell. "Denise was very reserved. She was getting beaten by her son, only lived for her family and didn’t know what she wanted to do in her life. I love the character she has become, she now stands up for herself, went back to nursing school, and has become an incredibly strong woman. She even rides motorcycles and has tattoos." She is now someone that Catherine is able to relate to.
- Regardless of how difficult and emotional the loss of her son Jeremy was, it is her favorite scene to this day. "When we all got the script we all sobbed reading it. Every day on set we tried not to cry and tried to hold back as professionals. I had just had a baby boy so it was very hard for me as a mom. But by playing these incredible strong roles, I have learned that I can do more. Military spouses have incredible strength and courage and their example teaches me how to be stronger."
- Like the relationship that Denise had with her son Jeremy, she has a very special bond with her daughter. "I am an only child so the relationship with my mom is very special. My relationship with my daughter is also special but a bit different. We're very close. She opens up to me and asks a lot of questions...I make it safe for my daughter to know she can ask me anything."
In the seventh season of Army Wives you will witness a remarkable group of women - some familiar and some new. You will watch them form friendships and see them through the challenges of Army life including a heartfelt and final goodbye to one of their own.
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