Former “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer got all choked up while was talking about a new movie called “Jesus Revolution” that he stars in. Kelsey is a very devoted Christian, so it’s not surprising that this movie made him very emotional. The incident happened on the “Live With Kelly and Ryan” Show – I am sure those two heathens didn’t know what to think when Kelsey got weepy, but all in all the entire incident was handled with a lot of grace.
Fox Nation reported that actor Kelsey Grammer got emotional while talking about his portrayal of a pastor in his new film, “Jesus Revolution” on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
The film centers on Pastor Greg Laurie as he meets a hippie street preacher named Lonnie Frisbee and the two eventually connect with Grammer’s character, Pastor Chuck Smith. Smith, who died in 2013, was the real-life pastor of Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa and played a role in the spiritual awakening that took place in Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s.
“I love this movie. I really love it,” Grammer said through tears, adding that his wife Kayte Walsh had the same reaction.
“When Kayte saw it she said, “Oh my God it’s the best thing you’ve ever done,’” he recalled. “She started crying.”
“He’s a man looking for his own faith,” Grammer said of his character. “A man whose church is empty and he can’t get traction and he’s starting to think he’s going to get fired from his job as a pastor. And this hippie comes into his life and he finds new purpose. And started a movement that is still going.”
Grammer said that several people have approached him about the film to share their own personal stories about Smith. Some said they used “to listen to him” all the time, or were married or even baptized by him over the years.
“You can see this light in their eyes,” Grammer said, again breaking down in tears.
You can watch the video below:
I hope that Kelsey’s movie does amazing. Sounds like he’s so incredibly proud of it.
We need more wholesome movies like that in this country, before we go flying off the cliff…
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