Kelsey Grammer says he ‘won’t apologise for faith which helped him through tragic times’
Kelsey Grammer has said he “won’t apologise” for his faith as he discussed religion while promoting his latest film, Jesus Revolution.
Based on the book of the same name by Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn, the film follows the true story of youth minister Laurie.
Grammer, 68, who is best known for playing Frasier Crane in TV sitcom Frasier, portrays pastor Chuck Smith who helps Laurie to spread the Christian movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s across the United States.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Grammer — who has openly battled alcoholism and drug addiction in the past — relefected on how his faith and Jesus have helped him through the “tragic times” in his life.
He told the publication: “I’ve had hiccups. I’ve had some tragic times. I have wrestled with those and worked my way through them.
“Sometimes rejecting faith, sometimes rejecting God even, in a period of being pretty angry about it. Like, ‘Where were you?’ That kind of thing.
“But I have come to terms with it and have found great peace in my faith and in Jesus.
“It’s not cavalier — Jesus made a difference in my life. That’s not anything I’ll apologise for.”
Despite Jesus Revolution being described as “bland” and a “slog” by some reviewers, Grammer defended it, saying: “It’s really uplifting. It’s a good movie. My wife and I saw it together. She was just dissolved in tears and said, ‘It’s the best thing you’ve ever done.’”