– Denzel Washington prayed & read bible everyday while filming “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”
Iconic American actor, director, and producer Denzel Washington encouraged youth not be ashamed of sharing their Christian faith in this day and age of social media.
The three times Golden Globe awards winner made this known has he gears up for the release of his next film, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”
Denzel Washington revealed that while shooting the forthcoming film, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” he and producer and writer Dan Gilroy prayed and read the Bible every day.
“God put us together… We prayed every day, we read the daily Word every day.”
He added, “Dan and I have been prayer partners in this whole collaboration…We were on the same page from day one. We know who we work for, and we’re just trying to do our best work.”
Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” also starring actors Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo, follows an idealistic defense attorney (Washington) whose deeply-held beliefs are shaken when an unexpected series of events challenge his passion for helping the poor and disenfranchised.
“He is Old Testament, he knows the law, but, not to say he doesn’t have faith, but he has faith in the law,” Washington explained of his character. “His conviction was through the law.”
While the film isn’t “faith-based,” it’s chock-full of biblical themes, including sacrifice, (Roman gives up family, fortune, and reputation for the sake of a cause he firmly believes in), honor, and faith in the unseen.
He urged young people to be wary of social media and ask themselves “What is the long, if not short-term effect of too much information?” He said it is easy to lose sight of one’s convictions, as society is constantly bombarded with an overwhelming amount of information.
Like Roman, Washington urged millennials to hold fast to their convictions and share the truth of the gospel with a watching world — no matter how unpopular.
“Roman J. Israel, Esq.” hits theaters on Nov. 22. For more information on “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” visit the movie’s website.
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