Mel Heflin is cast to play VIVIAN CANON in The Family Way.
Vivian and her brother Greg had a really rough childhood. Abandoned by their father and raised by an abusive and alcoholic mother, Vivian often escaped from her miserable life by creating her own fantasy world. She dreamed of being rescued by a knight in shining armor.
Unfortunately, the knight she found has more than a few dents in his armor.
Vivian’s marriage to Tony has done little more than upgrade her prison cell. Knowing that going back home is the only other option, she takes her husband’s mental and emotional abuse as best she can and still retreats to her fantasy world for solace.
It pains her to know that her brother is about to get into a loveless marriage himself, but she agrees to accompany him on the long road trip to Las Vegas.