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.