As for the newly single April, Drew says the former trauma surgeon has “changed a lot” and is more grounded now. Where an earlier version of April would have had a real breakdown over the failure of a second marriage, this more mature April has evolved, especially in terms of her all-important religion.
“I just think that her speech was written so beautifully. The line where she says that, ‘Life isn’t written so tidy, and sometimes God isn’t so easy to understand.’ For me, that is like such a marker of maturity in her life.”
Drew recalled growing up in an evangelical Christian home and said that she and her family have “very much expanded” their understanding of spirituality and God, and April has been on a similar journey.
“I think that April, you know, back when she was like, ‘I’m gonna have three kids and it’s going to be this and I’m going to do this, I’m not going to have sex until I’m married and definitely never going to get divorced, and now here she is and life is so different than what she planned, and I think the younger version of her would have been broken and devastated,” she said. “But because she has grown and evolved and changed and seen the world and recognized that God is bigger than, like, her poster of Justin Timberlake that she prayed to, her faith has expanded to the point where she can feel the break and she can feel the pain, and it doesn’t wreck her irreparably.”