By Alissa Wilkinson and Morgan Lee

We talked to the ‘Selma’ actor about praying on set, playing an icon as a real human, acting as a calling, and why Christians ought to see the movie.

If you head out to see Selma this weekend and have the sneaking suspicion that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. looks awfully familiar, you wouldn’t be wrong. David Oyelowo, who plays the civil rights leader in the film, is everywhere this year—from roles in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and J. C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year to his major role as King.

What you might not know is that Oyelowo is also an outspoken Christian whose faith played a major part on the set of Selma and in his career. He and his wife Jessica moved from their native England to Los Angeles in 2007, where they live now with their four children.

Oyelowo, who is gracious and humble, spoke with CT by phone about praying on set, feeling God’s presence, playing an icon as a real human, how acting can be a calling, and why Christians ought to see Selma.

The film opened in limited markets on Christmas Day, and opens wide tomorrow, January 9. Alissa reviewed it for CT. And Ken Morefield, who …read more

Source:: Christianity Today