”I want to go downtown and buy 1,500 tickets to this movie and give them away to the homeless.” Tyrese Gibson wants to “make sure the less fortunate can go see this movie.”
The actor talked to EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas about his new flick, “Black Nativity“ and why it is important to have faith based films in 2013.
“There are a lot of people giving up.” Gibson hopes the films message will “give hope to the hopeless, inspire the uninspired, and motivate the unmotivated.”
“Nativity” is a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play of the same name.
“We all wake up every day with big smiles, big energy but most of us have real situations on our minds. Disappointments, issues, conflicts, and insecurities,” said the singer/actor. “There is so much stuff that gets exposed in this movie, I think it is going to force a lot of people and families to have those conversations they have been running away from because you can only be so busy before stuff catches up to you.”
Gibson said he was “honored to get the phone call to be a part of the movie because the ‘Nativity’ has a different heartbeat.”
The holiday musical follows a street-wise teen boy (Jacob Latimore) as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with estranged relatives. He embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
When asked if he would really buy the tickets the actor said, “I think I will. I just thought about it right now.”
“Black Nativity,” directed by Kasi Lemmons, hits theaters November 27.
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