Have you ever wondered what life would be like after the biblical rapture? Actor Neal McDonough has the answer in his latest film, “Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist.” Directed by Kevin Sorbo and hitting theaters Jan. 26, this movie is sure to be a hit. McDonough recently spoke to “The Edifi Podcast” about his role in the movie and shared his thoughts on faith, avoiding sex scenes, and why he wanted to star in “Left Behind.”
McDonough stars as Jonathan Stonagal, a wealthy and influential man central to the “Left Behind” storyline. He said it was nice to tap into people who are the big decision makers on this planet, and how they use their power for good or malicious intent. Through his character, McDonough hopes to show people how to be wary of those who claim to want to lead but are actually “just for themselves.”
McDonough is a devout Catholic and spoke about how God has blessed his life in incredible ways, including with a loving wife, wonderful kids, and a multifaceted career. He said he’s incredibly “humbled” when he considers all he’s been able to accomplish. As for his filming guidelines, he refuses to do sex scenes and has long been open about not kissing others on-screen.
McDonough also discussed his love for parenthood and the values he pours into his children. He and his wife encourage their kids to work hard, showing them the ins and outs of movie set life. As for the lesson he’s hoping “Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist” teaches, he said it’s all about building faith in God and oneself.
“Believe in yourself, believe in yourself wholeheartedly and know that God has your back,” he said. “Those are the tenets that we kinda live by in our house.”
If you’re looking for a movie that will make you think about life, faith, and the power of believing in yourself, then you’ll want to check out “Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist.” Get tickets now and experience Neal McDonough’s inspiring journey.