Onward and upward. Meghan McCain may have just announced her departure from The View a few weeks ago, but she already has a new job lined up.
“The film tells the emotional and inspiring true story of Kristine Carlson, co-author of the best-selling book series Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with her husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, who finds her world crashing down around her after Richard unexpectedly passes away,” the outlet reports, noting the Melrose Place alum, 59, will portray Carlson. "Faced with unsurmountable grief, Kristine finds her voice and the strength to navigate and rebuild her family in the midst of profound loss.”
The mom-of-one — who shares Liberty with husband Ben Domenech — took to Twitter to share the exciting news. “I am beyond excited and honored to be partnering with @lifetimetv and @KristineCarlson to executive produce the legendary “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” book into a Lifetime film with icon @HeatherLocklear starring,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to share it with all of you!”
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McCain shared a similar statement on Instagram, noting 1997's Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff “helped me through my own journey in grief and loss”, adding, “I know this movie, like the book, is going to help and inspire so many people and there is no better time than now for it to be made!"
Earlier this month, McCain announced she would be leaving The View at the end of the 24th season. "This was not an easy decision. It took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer and talking to my family and my close friends,” she admitted, noting that the pandemic had caused her to reevaluate “the way I am looking at life, the way I'm living my life, the way I want my life to look like.”
As OK! previously reported, producers for the daytime talk show are working overtime to ensure they choose the right person to fill McCain's spot on the panel.