Kelsey Grammer openly professed that he would never “apologize for loving Jesus.” And the actor boldly claimed that “Jesus Revolution” is his greatest work of his career so far.
Actor Kelsey Grammer rose to fame after starring in the television series “Frasier” and “Cheers.” According to Wikipedia, the series “is one of the longest-running roles played by a single live-action actor in U.S. television history.” And now, as he took a role in the Christian film “Jesus Revolution,” he claims it’s now his “greatest work” as an actor.
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In an interview with USA Today, Kelsey shared the journey of his relationship with God. He openly proclaimed how Jesus has made a difference in his life. And he won’t apologize for loving Christ amidst the struggles in his career.
“I’ve had hiccups. I’ve had some tragic times,” he admitted. “I have wrestled with those and worked my way through them: sometimes rejecting faith, sometimes rejecting God even. In a period of being pretty angry about it, like, ‘Where were you?’ That kind of thing.”
Nevertheless, he said, “But I have come to terms with it and have found great peace in my faith and in Jesus. It’s not cavalier—Jesus made a difference in my life. That’s not anything I’ll apologize for.”
Kelsey grew up in a “Christian Science” cult. But later, he came to faith in Christ because of the revival that broke out during the “Jesus Movement” of the 1960s and ’70s.
“They were energized and optimistic, and I thought that was a great thing to see,” the actor recalled.
The Jesus Movement captivated Kelsey. He was one of the many young people who surrendered their lives to Jesus at the time. Apparently, four years before the revival and “The Jesus Revolution” surfaced, Time Magazine’s front page published a question, “Is God Dead?”
Today, at 68 years old, the actor’s faith in Christ continues to deepen. And he claims that his role as Pastor Chuck Smith in “Jesus Revolution” is the best portrayal yet throughout his career.
“It’s really uplifting. It’s a good movie,” Kelsey told USA Today.
During a guest interview with “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” the actor also “became emotional” as he shared details about his role in the new faith-based movie.
Reference | Charisma News
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