In just a few days, American Sniper, the film based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle–the deadliest sniper in U.S. history–is due out in theaters, and according to Kyle’s widow, Taya, it’s extremely accurate, and also heartbreaking.
Taya went on The Kelly File Monday evening and shared her experience of what it was like to watch the movie based on her husband’s life, and what she had to say will make even the toughest of the tough need a tissue.
From Mad World News:
The movie chronicles the life and career of Kyle, telling the story of his four tours overseas and how he was torn between his family and duty to his country. Kyle was killed on a shooting range in February 2013, but Taya says that watching the movie allowed her to relive many of the experiences they had together, according to Fox News Insider.
Taya told host Martha MacCallum that it was important to her that the film be accurately portrayed and that she’s “grateful” Bradley Cooper was able to do so. She also said the film was “authentic” and that she was able to relive some of it which was “beautiful, and wonderful, and painful all at once.”
When asked if her children had seen the movie, Taya said they hadn’t since they’re too young, but she did discuss it with them. She also said that they’re doing well after the tragic loss of their father.
“They have such a strong faith and solid foundation,” she said.
Chris Kyle was–no, still is–a true American hero, and if you haven’t already read the book American Sniper, which the film is based on, you absolutely need to pick it up.
I don’t typically get this personal, but Kyle has become a personal hero of mine, and I’m not ashamed to say I’ve drawn a ton of inspiration and strength from his deep love for his country, his willingness to do battle with an insane enemy front and center, and his commitment to fighting the good fight, even if it meant giving up his own life.
Taya Kyle is continuing to preserve his legacy by speaking at various events and obviously by working closely with Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper to make sure the film accurately portrayed her husband’s unique personality.
Hopefully, this movie will help Taya heal a little from the wounds left by her Chris’ death, although that will probably take a long, long time.
Be sure to go and see the movie and help support Chris Kyle’s family and his legacy! It opens in theaters this Friday.