Chiwetel Ejiofor On Playing The Doubting Bishop Of 'Come Sunday'

Chiwetel Ejiofor On Playing The Doubting Bishop Of 'Come Sunday'

4:58pm Apr 15, 2018
Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Carlton Pearson in Come Sunday.
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The new Netflix movie Come Sunday stars the English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor as an American leader of an evangelical megachurch who experiences a theological crisis — one that costs him his ministry.

In an interview, he said that his approach to adapting the real-life tale of Bishop Carlton Pearson came from "this idea of how one organizes one's thoughts in terms of a belief structure."

"And I guess we all have that — we all have these systems of reality that we buy into, that we understand ourselves through that prism," Ejiofor says. "To actually change your mind about something — it seems straightforward in a way, but is very seismic for any one of us, really, to very fundamentally change our minds about anything. And seeing somebody go through that process, and go through it with a great amount of grace actually, and to come out of that on the other side of it losing a lot along the way but gaining an incredible amount, was very moving."

Hear the full interview in the audio link above. And hear an interview with Carlton Pearson here.

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