JWK: What attracted you to the role of the atheistic Professor Raddison in God’s Not Dead?
KEVIN SORBO: I get a lot of scripts that come in and I read them and I give them 20 pages. If they don’t hold my interest in those 20 pages, I just say no. This one I just loved right from the start. I loved all the characters. I loved the plot line. I loved the different stories going on and (how) they meet at the very end. I kind of look at this like a family-friendly, faith-based movie version of the movie Crash that came out a few years ago and won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The character’s interesting for me. You know, I’m not an atheist so playing an atheist was kinda fun. We’re actors and it’s interesting to play different roles and parts. I’ve got plenty of experience studying that sort of world because I have a lot of atheist friends and I actually had some atheist college professors…The movie had a great message in it…I love doing faith-based movies but I don’t want (them) to be preaching to the choir. You already have the choir. They’re the people who believe in God, who believe in Jesus. Movies like this are for those fence sitters, those independent voters, so to speak. (More @ Beliefnet)
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