It’s been a great week for the Judd women, Ashley Judd, a newly minted director and possible politician tells Zap2it.
In a body-hugging Herve Leger turquoise dress, Judd caught “Olympus Has Fallen” co-star Gerard Butler’s eye. Those red carpet photos have been trending, but she said Wednesday she was unaware of it.
“I do many things,” Judd says. “I am not sure trends is one of them.”
Also Monday, she attended the live premiere of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” when older sister Wynonna Judd danced a cha-cha with pro Tony Dovolani.
“Of course I was there,” Ashley Judd says. “My whole family and I came out. It was such a night. It was her, my mom (Naomi Judd) wrapped another movie — she is really enjoying her new acting career — and Wynnona made her debut on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and was smashing, I might add. And ‘Olympus’ had its preview.”
Judd declines to say if she will challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a Senate run to represent Kentucky, her home state.
In the meantime, she makes her directing debut in Lifetime’s “Call Me Crazy,” Saturday April 20. The film, about different aspects of mental illness, features five stories. The one Judd directs stars Jennifer Hudson as a returning vet suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome because her commanding officer repeatedly raped her.
“Military sexual trauma is staggeringly common in U.S. military forces,” Judd says, sounding very much like someone running. “Our armed forces take with them our most vulnerable forces, our female soldiers. We are better than that and it.”