Midland’s Mark Wystrach Reportedly Has a Role in Film About Tammy Faye Bakker
Midland's Mark Wystrach is getting back in touch with his acting roots. The Washington Post reports that before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, the frontman had taken a brief hiatus from his group for a role in the upcoming film, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Golden Globe-winning actress Jessica Chastain.
The drama is based off of the 2000 documentary of the same name, chronicling the life story of Tammy Faye Bakker, the famed host of the Christian TV show The PTL Club, who was also known for her outreach to the LGBTQ+ community and support for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
For The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wystrach was cast as the role of Gary Paxton, a hit songwriter and producer whom Bakker reportedly had a crush on during her marriage to her then-husband Jim Bakker, around the time Jim had an affair with his secretary Jessica Hahn. Shooting for the film began in Charlotte, N.C., in November.
Before he joined his ACM-winning country band, Wystrach was an actor and model. Previously, he's played roles in the 2006 Lindsay Lohan film Just My Luck and the NBC soap opera Passions, and made a cameo on CSI: Miami.
Midland formed in 2016 and topped the charts with their debut single "Drinkin' Problem." Their most recent album, Let It Roll, was released in August, and earned them their first No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Wystrach and his wife Ty Haney welcomed their first child together, daughter Sunny, in November. The band was originally scheduled to open for Tim McGraw on his 2020 Here on Earth Tour, but the plans were scrapped due to the ongoing pandemic.
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