Kelsey Grammer, star of ‘Frasier’ is joining the long list of A-list celebrities who celebrate their Christian Faith and share it with the world. Grammar, who also starred in ‘Cheers’ was speaking about his upcoming film ‘Jesus Revolution’ when he let fans know about his faith.
Grammer says that his role in the movie, where he will play a pastor named Pastor Chuck, spoke to him on a different level than the myriad of other roles the actor has played in his career. Fox News shared what Grammer had to say:
“It strikes me, you know, I probably have been preparing for [this role] all my life, honestly. It was a pretty seamless transition into playing Chuck.
“I’m kind of a Bible guy. I’ve been reading the Bible all my life. I turn to it for prayer, for reflection, for information, and I just always have. It’s just always been sort of at my fingertips throughout my life, ever since I was a boy.”
“So I have a relationship with the Word of God, as they call it, that it was probably akin to what Chuck Smith’s relationship was with it.”
The film, which represents a true story, shares the tale of a preacher in the 1970s who sought to bring Christ to the forefront of American culture. The official website of ‘Jesus Revolution’ describes the film as the following:
“In the 1970s, young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places: until he meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie-street-preacher. Together with Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival of radical and newfound love, leading to what TIME Magazine dubbed a JESUS REVOLUTION.”
Grammer says that he has high hopes for what the film can accomplish, maybe leading people to a more faith-filled life after seeing what was possible in the movie:
“There might be something to it, might be something to this movement that happened then, and maybe it’s worthwhile to think about … the way we’re positioned in terms of faith and society. A great society can embrace a great faith, and probably enhance both. That’s what I’d like to see happen.”
The role also sounds like a perfect fit for Grammer, who says that there won’t be a ton of acting since the character is so close to his own heart:
“I lived it. I lived in that same time. I lived throughout that period in the ’70s and stuff and what he accomplished. I saw on some of the faces that I met in my life. I didn’t know it was, you know, his footsteps, but I was walking alongside him in many things. When this role came along, it was just … slipping into a nice suit.”
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