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‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ Actor Talks Religion and Hollywood

On Friday, we were delighted to have a last minute guest: actor D.B. Sweeney. He came by the Bold TV studio to discuss his new movie, “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.”

D.B. has been seen in House, Criminal Minds, Taken 2, and many others. In his newest movie, a young man named Gavin Stone, played by Brett Dalton (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), is required to do community service at a church where D.B. plays the role of a pastor named Alan Richardson. When it is time for the church’s annual play, Gavin lies about his faith in order to audition for the role of Jesus, unaware of the affect the role could have on his life. Directed by Dallas Jenkins, son of the author of the Left Behind series, “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” is a top audience-scored movie on Rotten Tomatoes at 94%.

In his appearance on the show, Carrie and Clay asked D.B. questions concerning Hollywood, the Christian movie industry, and how this movie compares to other faith-based films. D.B. mentioned how Hollywood misses out on quality movies because of a Christian label. “It’s a very narrow kind of ghetto Hollywood tries to push Christian movies into, and I think that there’s possibility for a lot wider range of audience, a lot wider range of stories to be told, and I’m really excited to be apart of this one.”

Carrie and Clay also asked about the evangelical role in society, including the impact the evangelical presence had on the election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Their discussion was a great connection to the earlier debate topic of the role religion should play in politics.

View our conversation with D.B. here or on our Facebook page.

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