Going back to the character to shoot new scenes, especially the conversion scene, was challenging and surprisingly emotional, she said. "It was strange (to go back after) that many years to put myself back into the character."
Beers said she likes being associated with such a positive film character.
"It did lead to other roles," she said. "It was my first big role for sure."
Beers thinks releasing the film anew is a good idea. "The thing that resonates with people is love. 'Charly's a hopeful film. That resonates."
"We have a ravenous fan base — fans who will be very excited to see the new version," Williams said.
"There's also an entire generation who haven't seen 'Charly'."
West Ridge Academy in West Jordan is the movie's sponsor.
'Charly' back in 3D for 10-year anniversary
A decade ago, the movie "Charly" won over film fans in record numbers for a movie with a Mormon story. Now the movie is back, redone in immersion 3D with new scenes and an expanded story.
Sharon Haddock is a professional writer with 35 years experience, 17 at the Deseret News. Her personal blog is at sharonhaddock.blogspot.com.
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