by Mark Judge, CNSnews:
“It’s crazy what is going on in our country.”
That’s the opinion of actor Kevin Sorbo, who recently spoke with CNSNews.com about culture, Christian films, and his newest project, playing Joseph the father of Jesus in the film “Joseph and Mary.”
“Joseph and Mary,” which was released in DVD and streaming video on July 5, tells the story of Joseph during the first 12 years of the life of Jesus.
“The whole thing behind it was to make it a story, make it an actor’s story in terms of getting out a message about this interesting look at the time between when Jesus was born to when he was 12 years old,” Sorbo says. “It is really dealing with Joseph. What did Joseph have to go through when he found out that his virgin wife was pregnant by God? How do you react to that? We don’t have transcripts on that. So I think he was humbled by it, I think he was in awe by it. I think he felt blessed that he was chosen to take on this task, so to speak.”
“Joseph and Mary” was directed by Roger Christian, who won an Academy Award for set decoration for his work on the original “Star Wars” film. Along with Sorbo, “Joseph and Mary” stars Lara Jean Chorostecki as Mary, Lucius Hoyos as the young Jesus. In the film, Joseph endures hardship to provide for Jesus, and offers spiritual guidance to a friend Elijah.
“I hope that people learn [from the film] that love and compassion is a good alternative in life,” Sorbo says. “I’m a live and let live kind of guy.”
While Sorbo, 57, is known for his action roles, such as Hercules in “Hercules: The Legendary Adventures” and Captain Dylan Hunt in the science fiction show “Andromeda,” he says he is increasingly stopped for the Christian films he has done such as “God’s Not Dead” and “Soul Surfer.”
“I get stopped all the time in airports; it used to be for ‘Hercules’ or ‘Andromeda’ but now it’s more for ‘God’s Not Dead,’ for that movies that I’ve done that are faith-based. People say, ‘Please make more movies like this.’”
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