Just one day after Tim McGraw performed and presented at the CMA Awards, he rolled out the red carpet for the Nashville premiere of The Blind Side, in which McGraw co-stars with Sandra Bullock.
According to The Tennessean, “Leigh Anne Tuohy says she was elated, flattered and honored when she found out Sandra Bullock was cast to play her in the film The Blind Side, a film that also stars Tim McGraw as her husband Sean Tuohy.
Leigh Anne, Sean and their daughter Collins were at Regal Green Hills on Thursday night to attend the Nashville red carpet premiere of The Blind Side, which releases nationwide on Nov. 20. “
The movie tells the story of how the wealthy Tuohy family adopted Michael Oher as a homeless teen. Oher is now a pro football player for the Baltimore Ravens.
The Tennessean quoted Sean, saying McGraw did a good job with his character. But he says they have something in common.
"We both married over our heads," he laughed. "I asked him if he was acting or just showing up."
The family says the story on the screen is very close to their actual lives with minor details changed. But what has taken them by surprise has been the public's emotional reaction to the movie's trailers.
"I think Michael said it best," Leigh Anne said. "He called me and said, 'Mom, why is everybody crying at the commercials? Don't people understand it has a happy ending?' "
Country music stars came out to catch McGraw's screening. Lady Antebellum, Clint Black, Rodney Atkins, Kix Brooks, Julianne Hough, Barbara Mandrell, Randy Travis and Martina McBride were among those who attended. "I'm looking forward to sitting down with a bucket of popcorn, some Reese's Pieces and a Diet Coke," said Lady A's Hillary Scott.