Kelly Preston returns to work

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 July 2009
John Travolta and Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston returns to work

Kelly Preston is throwing herself into work to get over the tragic death of her 16-year-old son Jett, who died after suffering a fatal seizure in January

Kelly Preston is throwing herself into work to get over the tragic death of her son.

The actress - who was left devastated when her 16-year-old son Jett with husband John Travolta suffered a fatal seizure during a family holiday in the Bahamas in January - has been filming tough scenes for new movie 'Casino Jack' and it is helping her to deal with her grief.

The film's director George Hickenlooper said: "She wanted to do this to get back to work. She talked to me about her loss. She is deeply affected by it and brought that to her character."

Kelly and John - who also have an eight-year-old daughter Ella Bleu - are still trying to cope with the loss of Jett, who they recently held a private memorial for at their home in Florida.

A source said: "Both Kelly and John's grief is raw and it's going to take them a long time to recover from this."

Earlier this month, it was revealed Kelly will speak publicly for the first time about Jett's death.

She will address the California Governor's Conference for Women in October, after being persuaded to by host Maria Shriver.

Maria said: "If she can empower one other woman who feels like they can't get out of bed, or get through the day, whatever the loss, it'll be worthwhile sharing her story.

"She has been thinking about this for a couple of months.

"I asked her to speak and she knew about the conference and decided if she was only going to speak once, it would be here. She wants the conversation to be about more than just her."

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