Anne Heche’s upcoming Lifetime film Girl in Room 13 is still slated for release in September, despite the actress’ recent investigation into drunk driving and the near-fatal car accident.
During Thursday’s panel discussion at the Television Critics Association’s virtual press tour, Amy Winter, the network’s executive vice president and director of programming, addressed Heche’s incident at the beginning of the discussion.
“As many of you are aware, Anne remains in critical condition and all of us here at Lifetime are deeply concerned for her and everyone affected,” she said.
Winter urged reporters to avoid asking questions about the 53-year-old’s health during the panel, telling the media, “You know as much as we do.”
The film follows a mother (Heche) on a relentless search for her daughter (Larissa Dias), who is a victim of human trafficking.
“This project is important to Anne, along with each and every one of us,” the manager said of the film. “We all wanted to make a film that would draw attention to this appalling problem of human trafficking for sex.”
A Lifetime representative told The Post that the exact premiere date of Girl in Room 13 will be announced “soon”.
The Vanished actress was reportedly driving her blue Mini Cooper down a suburban Los Angeles street around noon last Friday when she crashed into the garage of an apartment complex, TMZ reported.
According to the outlet, bystanders tried to help Heche get out of the vehicle, but she allegedly reversed and drove away before crashing into another home, where her car was “swallowed” in flames.
She was reportedly “severely burned” by the crash and had to be “intubated” by medics.
Heche was originally scheduled to attend Thursday’s panel but remains in a coma.
A blood test revealed the actress had cocaine and possibly fentanyl in her system at the time of the crash, Los Angeles Police Department sources told TMZ, although she was not under the influence of alcohol.
However, law enforcement insiders warned that fentanyl could have been given to Heche at the hospital to ease her pain from the accident. Therefore, further tests are being carried out to determine what led to the horrific accident.
Officials escalated their investigation into a felony DUI on Wednesday after the woman at whose home Heche fell claimed she was injured and needed medical attention.
Additionally, the outlet described her condition as “grieving” as she has “not improved” since being admitted to the hospital.
The LAPD did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment, while Heche’s rep declined to comment.
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