Mel Gibson Says Faith, Ego, Redemption Are Themes in ‘Father Stu’ Set for Release April 13

Mel Gibson Says Faith, Ego, Redemption Are Themes in ‘Father Stu’ Set for Release April 13 from CBN News

During an interview with Fox News on Friday, actor-director Mel Gibson spoke about faith, ego, and redemption, while promoting his latest film Father Stu.

As CBN News has reported, Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson teamed up for the new biographical movie that’s filled with grit, faith, and redemption. It’s scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on Wednesday, April 13.

Father Stu has been a project of Wahlberg’s for the past six years, according to The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive story.  The actor wanted to make a movie about the boxer-turned-priest’s life after he died almost seven years ago.

Both Wahlberg and Gibson are professed Catholics. The pair formed a friendship when Gibson was hired to play Wahlberg’s father in the 2017 comedy Daddy’s Home 2, according to MovieGuide.

Wahlberg will portray Long in the new movie and reportedly gained 30 pounds for the role. Gibson will play Long’s father.

During an interview with Gibson, Fox’s Jesse Watters asked the actor if one of the movie’s messages was about receiving God’s grace in the midst of human suffering.

Gibson answered that it is one of the central themes of the film, but he also explained that everyone has “a boulder they are carrying around.”

“Everybody’s got a boulder, man,” Gibson said. “And everybody’s got to drag … something around. And of course, something’s going to come by and knock you down at some point in your life. Now – later.”

“And how do you stand up from that, you know?” he added. “How do you not only stand up but find the purpose in that? There’s a purpose for all of this. So, it’s looking for that purpose.”

Gibson also spoke about how one’s ego can be an “easier target to get hit.”

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