But when Kristina (Monica Potter) was diagnosed with breast cancer in Episode 2 I figured I was in for a tearful season, and I was more than right -- but I also came to the conclusion that Potter is one of the best actresses on TV.
She was cast as Gwen on Parenthood on the one-year anniversary of finishing chemo, and this interview was conducted on her one-year "Cancer Birthday." Rose likes to say that this is her cancer storyline coming full circle.
Cancer is a huge topic in the media. So many movies, books, TV shows, and news stories have plots or sub-plots related to cancer. Up until a week ago, I spent far too much of my energy avoiding it. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong.