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Mira Sorvino Reduced to doing Christian Film

How the Oscar winners do fall.

Sorvino is now starring in the upcoming DO YOU BELIEVE, from the creators of last year's GOD'S NOT DEAD, along with such luminaries as Sean Astin (boy, that LOTR franchise did nothing for his career), Ted McGinley, and Lee Majors.

Here's the plot description from IMDB:

"A dozen different souls-all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ ... even if they don't yet believe it. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate."

by Anonymousreply 12105/23/2015

Ms. Sorvino:

Please return your OScar.

Yours sincerely,

The Motion Picture Academy

by Anonymousreply 103/03/2015

First Dianne Wiest pleads poverty and now this.

Is there some curse from working with Woody Allen and winning an Oscar?

by Anonymousreply 203/03/2015

Will Kirk Cameron be directing?

by Anonymousreply 303/03/2015

My voodoo dolls are working!!!

by Anonymousreply 403/03/2015

Hey, I'm in this too!

by Anonymousreply 503/03/2015

Sean Austin has been in a million different things. What did he spend all his money on that he needs to make this crap?

by Anonymousreply 603/03/2015

Sorry. Sean Astin.

by Anonymousreply 703/03/2015

Will Cuba Gooding, Jr. be co-starring?

by Anonymousreply 803/03/2015

This will give Paul another reason to weep.

by Anonymousreply 903/03/2015

Oh god. Poor Mira. She was so good as Romy.

by Anonymousreply 1003/03/2015

Are Sean and Mira fundies? Or is this just a check to them?

by Anonymousreply 1103/03/2015

I just looked it up and its seems like Mira, Sean and Alexa Vega are all 'born again' Christians. Yikes.

Apparently Cybil Shepherd is too! One of the biggest whores in Hollywood!

'I was born a Christian, sang in the choir. Then I lost touch with my saviour Jesus Christ. I stopped talking to Him and praying. Then I just started talking to Jesus and I started to feel really good and I got the offer to do this film.'

Anything for a paycheck, hey Cybil?

by Anonymousreply 1203/03/2015

I think she's tremendous!

by Anonymousreply 1303/03/2015

I was hooked at Ted McGinley.

by Anonymousreply 1403/03/2015

Isn't it convenient that when the roles dry up and the media stops caring about them, has-been actors suddenly find 'faith"?

Or in the case of Stacey Dash and Melissa Joan Hart, they become darlings of the Republican party (and get the most press they've had in decades)?

by Anonymousreply 1503/03/2015

Does Lisa Kudrow still hate her?

by Anonymousreply 1603/03/2015

R16 - what happened between Lisa and Mira?

by Anonymousreply 1703/03/2015

Were the stories true that what ruined Mira's career was that she became a huge bitch after winning the Oscar and no one wanted to work with her?

by Anonymousreply 1803/03/2015

r15, is she finding faith or just taking an easy paycheck?

by Anonymousreply 1903/03/2015

My baby is so talented and deserving.

by Anonymousreply 2003/03/2015

I always thought Mira Sorvino's star would rise and become one of our leading actresses. She was so good in 'Mighty Aphrodite' for which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

The last line of Mira's Wikipedia page:

Sorvino is a devout Christian.

by Anonymousreply 2103/03/2015

She is a God warrior!

by Anonymousreply 2203/03/2015

God is my power person.

by Anonymousreply 2303/03/2015

This thread is obnoxious and phobic and bigoted. If it were some Buddhist or Jewish movie, you'd all be supportive and non-judgmental.

And btw, I'm not some Christian freak - I'm just sick of hypocrisy and selective prejudices amongst the intellectually lazy. Gays bitching about Christianity is so twenty-first century. What's the next idea?

by Anonymousreply 2403/03/2015

R24 is a God warrior!

by Anonymousreply 2503/03/2015

Tough shit, R24. Fuck you and your desert god.

by Anonymousreply 2603/03/2015

R24 can see that we are DARK SIDED....

by Anonymousreply 2703/03/2015

[quote]Is there some curse from working with Woody Allen and winning an Oscar?

Cate and Penelope, you in danger gurls!

by Anonymousreply 2803/03/2015

R24, television star!

by Anonymousreply 2903/03/2015

She got another acting role?

by Anonymousreply 3003/03/2015

Sean Astin is a Lutheran and has been for many years. He has said he doesn't wear his faith on his sleeve. And he has supported/endorsed Kerry, Hillary, and later Obama. So he believes in Christ but he's also very much a Democrat.

by Anonymousreply 3103/03/2015

i loved her in resident evil movie series that bitch can fight

by Anonymousreply 3203/03/2015

I agree with R24. Just because someone identifies as a Christian does not make them a fundy. Delroy Lindo is in this film and I think he is a great actor. He was wonderful in The Cider House Rules.

by Anonymousreply 3303/03/2015

The last thing I watched Mira Sorvino in was The Intruders on BBC but I guess it didn't go over too well. It was pretty creepy in the early episodes and she was good in it.

[italic]From writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, the eight part series spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story-lines – a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run – begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature. Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, the series is based on British novelist Michael Marshall Smith’s The Intruders.[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 3403/03/2015

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry = all Christians.

(Although Obama is probably lying about it.)

by Anonymousreply 3503/03/2015

Is there something wrong with being a Christian? I'm not, but I think it's deplorable gays are discriminating this openly against people.

by Anonymousreply 3603/03/2015

Doesnt she have a degree from Harvard?

by Anonymousreply 3703/03/2015

go away r36. This is not a good website for you.

by Anonymousreply 3803/03/2015

Good for her. Much better than being in movies that are depraved, immoral, vulgar, and blasphemous. At least she us trying to glorify Jesus Christ with her talent.

by Anonymousreply 3903/04/2015

you are going to hell r39 for visiting Datalounge

by Anonymousreply 4003/04/2015

Except, r39, that those movies almost always point out everything that is ignorant and destructive about Christianity. I've seen a few of that genre of movie and they are universally terrible.

by Anonymousreply 4103/04/2015

The issue is that Jews and Buddhists don't make shitty movies as part of a desperate recruitment drive.

Check out the trailer. Who would willingly be in this dreck? Nothing more than blatant propaganda for a "faith" that constantly undermines opportunities for gay people to live freely.

by Anonymousreply 4203/04/2015

Someone who is concerned with glorifying Jesus Christ should probably not be on Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 4303/04/2015

The "go away" comments are embarrassing. Did you borrow that knee-jerk reaction from homophobes?

by Anonymousreply 4403/04/2015

No r43, I see multiple posts from believers on here all the time, dude.

by Anonymousreply 4503/04/2015

A sheep has stumbled upon Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 4603/04/2015

r31, no 'but' necessary. Jesus is the ultimate Democrat.

by Anonymousreply 4703/04/2015

"Christian" movies are always really badly made.

by Anonymousreply 4803/04/2015

True R48, but not all Christians watch crappy Christian movies. Not all Christians are fundies-most aren't. Sorvino does a lot of work regarding human trafficking.

by Anonymousreply 4903/04/2015

The original post says this film is a sequel to last year's God's Not Dead. That film opened at number 5 at the box office and made $62 million dollars on a $2 million dollar budget. If this film does anything like that it will be the biggest hit Mira, Cybill, Sean etc have had in a long time even if it will be predictably terrible.

by Anonymousreply 5003/04/2015

Most people in America are Christians, so this is a great move for a sure audience.

The real question is why Hollywood never capitalizes on America's Christianity. Any movie about Jesus sells, somewhere. If it is decent, it will be a hit.

I guess Hollywood really does have some anti-christian bent to the degree that they would forsake profit even. Yes Virginia, Hollywood really is that stupid.

by Anonymousreply 5103/04/2015

This will be a huge hit in China where Christianity is becoming the biggest religion. China loves American movies and will love Americana movies about Jesus and Christianity.

Jesus movies + China = big bucks.

by Anonymousreply 5203/04/2015

Call me when there's Christian porn movies.

by Anonymousreply 5303/04/2015

That gay Lee Majors is a bible thumper now? Jeez!

by Anonymousreply 5403/04/2015

Hard to find dramatic story when there's either a puppet master orchestrating everything, or people immediately fall into the saved or not saved category. There's never any "story" in a Christian story.

by Anonymousreply 5503/04/2015

Mighty Aphrodite came out 20 years ago. These days You have at best a few years to capitalize on an Oscar win if you are a younger actress. If she made comedy or supporting roles her main bread and butter her time in the a list would've lasted longer. Instead she took leads in shitty drams that flopped and her career never recovered.

She's pushing 50 which isn't a great age for most actresses. With four small kids and a husband to support you have to take stuff that pays the bills.

by Anonymousreply 5603/04/2015

I thought it strange Quentin T was Mira's boyfriend for a long time and he never cast her in a movie...

Trailer looks like a Christian Crash...

My co-worker loved God is Not Dead...

by Anonymousreply 5703/04/2015

Reduced, indeed.

by Anonymousreply 5803/04/2015

Her best role was her guest appearance on Will & Grace where she played a woman who had actually slept with Will (and the Harry Connick Jr character as well).

by Anonymousreply 5903/04/2015

She has a big family to feed. Isn't her husband a former waiter?

I worked on a film she was on a few years ago. She was a pro. Maybe a little testy when she felt she had a reason to be, but otherwise a really reliable, dedicated actor.

by Anonymousreply 6003/04/2015

I'm starting to feel glad I never won an Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 6103/04/2015

Maybe her next gig can be Dancing With The Stars, or an infomercial like Cher.

by Anonymousreply 6203/04/2015

Mira Sorvino's and Sean Astin's daily prayer: "God, please let me be cast in *something*. Amen!"

by Anonymousreply 6303/04/2015

Sorvino had a really bad reputation after she won. She thought she was a much bigger star then she was.

by Anonymousreply 6403/04/2015

"I think it's deplorable gays are discriminating this openly against people."

Pipe down hon. Being snarky is hardly equal to "discriminating." We're not keeping people from making or seeing this film.

by Anonymousreply 6503/04/2015

R64 A compound excreted by the sunburst diving beetle as a defensive mechanism was named "mirasorvone" by scientists in her honor.

by Anonymousreply 6603/04/2015

Mira is still gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 6703/04/2015

R64 This 2002 article addresses Mira's "difficult" reputation. What's amusing is a spat with Mariah Carey on Wise Girls is mentioned. Mira admits words were said but an argument between Mira and Mariah Carey and it was Sorvino's diva reputation that was called into question? How did that happen?

by Anonymousreply 6803/05/2015

I know. One of the first things I read about her after she won her Oscar was her refusing to have her picture taken with sitcom star Ellen because people would think her a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 6903/05/2015

R68 well, Laura Dern WAS blackballed for two years after doing the coming-out two-parter episode in 1997.

by Anonymousreply 7003/05/2015

Mira's husband is quite attractive

by Anonymousreply 7103/05/2015

Lee Majors is still alive?

by Anonymousreply 7203/05/2015

Haha, look at the poor thing trying to cruci-fix her career.

by Anonymousreply 7303/05/2015

Mira and Lisa would like to do a sequel to "Romy and Michele HS reunion", so they must be on good terms.

by Anonymousreply 7403/05/2015

I would love a Romy and Michelle sequel.

by Anonymousreply 7503/05/2015

R39 sucks cocks in Hell.

by Anonymousreply 7603/05/2015

Hollywood is run by Jews. They control the overall schema. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 7703/05/2015

I thought Lee Majors died years ago? Wasn't he gay? I have heard that ever since his bionic man days in the '70s.

by Anonymousreply 7803/05/2015

R70, I had never heard that. How was Dern blackballed?

by Anonymousreply 7903/05/2015

[quote]I would love a Romy and Michelle sequel.

Let's hope for Romy and Michele: The 30 Year Reunion in 2017.

by Anonymousreply 8003/05/2015

She couldn't get work for a year and a half. Dern talked about it when she was a guest on Ellen's show several years back.

by Anonymousreply 8103/05/2015

Mira Sorvino at ‘Do You Believe?’ Premiere: ‘Faith Infuses My Entire Life’

March 17, 2015 | 02:24PM PT, Marianne Zumberge

Is Hollywood making room for Jesus? Everyone at Monday night’s Los Angeles premiere of Pure Flix’s “Do You Believe?” at the ArcLight seemed to hope so.

Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Big Valley”), who plays J.D. in the theological film, thinks the incredible success of Pure Flix’s last film forecasts more religious projects. “There’s a hunger and a thirst for this kind of film in Middle America, as ‘God’s Not Dead’ proved with a million-dollar budget (from which) it made $62 million. I think Hollywood is going to look at (the topic) more closely, and I don’t know why they don’t do more,” Majors reasoned.

Cybill Shepherd, who plays Teri in the film, echoed Majors’ pro-faith sentiments. “In old-time Hollywood, they used to do faith-based movies all the time,” Shepherd said. “’The Ten Commandments’ was the first movie my parents took me to. So there’s a great history in Hollywood of doing religious films, and they didn’t think it was odd.”

“Do You Believe?” is being trumpeted as “the Christian ‘Crash,’” with intersecting storylines that depict characters from different walks of life.

The project appealed to Mira Sorvino, who stars as Samantha, because she thought it showcased the best of both faith-based cinema and Hollywood’s technical abilities. “It’s an interesting hybrid of something with a very strong message, but it has all the bells and whistles of a high-level, terrific movie,” Sorvino said.

Sorvino wanted to be clear that although her faith does affect her career, it doesn’t restrict her choices. “I try to allow myself to do films that will have an impact on the greater good,” she explained. “I have this whole side of my life that is based on activism, which my faith is very much a part of. Faith infuses my entire life. Sometimes it’s involved with my film choices, and sometimes it has nothing to do with them.”

One of the film’s producers, Michael Scott, thinks that a recent string of biblical epics have paved the way for more faith-based fare. “We’re excited that we’re the ‘in crowd’ right now, after ‘Noah’ and ‘Exodus’ and ‘Son of God.’ I think it just shows you that there’s demand for this type of content,” he noted. “Hollywood typically follows the trend of the money. I think they’ve seen that there’s a big audience here, and we need to figure out the types of movies they want, which I’m all for.”

by Anonymousreply 8203/17/2015

ring ring....Hi Lisa? It's Mira....Sorvino??? yeah come on neither of us have anything going on lets get that Romy and Michelle sequel going before it's too late....I know Katherine Heigel fucked it up but we can do a 15 year reunion one...please....if I do one more Jesus movie with Lee Majors I will shoot myself....

by Anonymousreply 8303/17/2015

Just give me a good old fashioned nun movie and cut the Jesus crap.

by Anonymousreply 8403/17/2015

Except Exodus flopped as did Son of God. God is Not Dead had a flawed premise.

by Anonymousreply 8503/17/2015

Whatever happened to that Left Behind crap with Nic Cage?

by Anonymousreply 8603/18/2015

It has to suck if Nic Cage is in it.

by Anonymousreply 8703/18/2015

Mira was on a recent episode of Stalker on CBS...I she looked....different.

by Anonymousreply 8803/18/2015

How so R88?

by Anonymousreply 8903/19/2015

[quote]“Do You Believe?” is being trumpeted as “the Christian ‘Crash,’”

I can't think of anything that sounds worse. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 9003/20/2015

Never liked Mira but Sean is delicious.

by Anonymousreply 9103/20/2015

She seems good and not because she decided to do a Christian film. I like her.

by Anonymousreply 9203/20/2015

Didn't realize until this thread that Intruders (BBC) had been cancelled after only one season. Shame. Sorvino only had a small part to play, but was fine. I like her and her throaty voice.

by Anonymousreply 9303/20/2015

This movie might not be so bad.

by Anonymousreply 9403/20/2015

you say they were reduced that is highly offensive.How do you know they don't have a spiritual connection to his film or it's scriipt should i say never judge a book by it's cover. Investigate these things thoroughly before making a judgement. PEACE AND LOVE BE WITH YOU AMEN

by Anonymousreply 9503/20/2015

Remember those Sunday morning tv dramas about god? I think one was called "Lamp Unto My Feet." I remember fancying a young Martin Sheen in an episode one fine Sunday motning.

by Anonymousreply 9603/20/2015

[quote] God’s Not Dead’ proved with a million-dollar budget (from which) it made $62 million. I think Hollywood is going to look at (the topic) more closely, and I don’t know why they don’t do more,” Majors reasoned.

The reason why they don't do more is because a film like that, whether made for $1M or $100m is still only going to pull in $62m, which is chump change in Hwood.

by Anonymousreply 9703/20/2015

Insight

by Anonymousreply 9803/20/2015

r97, a $62 million profit is huge. It's certainly better than spending $200 million on a movie that makes $150 million

by Anonymousreply 9903/20/2015

R99 Hollywood would have a hard time making a movie for that little. A lot of the faith based movies are produced by non profits and a lot of people work on them for next to nothing. Studios are for profit and have to pay people more.

by Anonymousreply 10003/20/2015

Yeah, but they still lose money on a lot of movies. Most studios would kill for a $60 million profit

by Anonymousreply 10103/20/2015

R97 didn't say 62 million profit, they said gross

by Anonymousreply 10203/20/2015

[quote]“Do You Believe?” is being trumpeted as “the Christian ‘Crash,’” with intersecting storylines that depict characters from different walks of life.

And just like Crash, all the characters are straight.

by Anonymousreply 10303/20/2015

Some are insulted at some of the cattiness in this thread.

First, just know gays have made being bitchy amd vile on the internet their thing. They do it to everyone. They think it's witty, or cute, or snarky but they always go overboard. It's going to backfire on us but the net brings the worst out in people.

But, gays have every right to be skeptical of anything having to do with " born again" and Christianity in general. It usually means anti gay. Sadly. Maybe tjis will start changing and hearing someone is born again or is a Christian won't be so associated with being anti gay. I wish the film and Mira much success.

by Anonymousreply 10403/20/2015

GOD IS AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY HE HATES THAT BEHAVIOUR. However his son JESUS was the ultimate sacrifice so that anybody rich or poor or gay or straight old or young that there is redemption for every1 in the mighty name of JESUS. ACCEPT JESUS FOR HE LOVES THOSE WHO DO THE WILL OF GOD

by Anonymousreply 10503/20/2015

I remember a cover article in GQ which just trashed her. The writer had also gone to Harvard and remembered Sorvino as a pretty girl who never gave him the time of day and boy, did he have his knife out for her in the profile. Meanest celebrity piece I've ever read.

by Anonymousreply 10603/21/2015

What a load of shit.

by Anonymousreply 10703/21/2015

[quote]you say they were reduced that is highly offensive.How do you know they don't have a spiritual connection to his film or it's scriipt should i say never judge a book by it's cover. Investigate these things thoroughly before making a judgement. PEACE AND LOVE BE WITH YOU AMEN

Jesus Christ commands you to learn proper punctuation and grammar before your yammerings are taken into consideration.

by Anonymousreply 10803/21/2015

God does not hate homosexuality or homosexuals in the NEW TESTAMENT.

Jesus came to save us all from hatred, bigotry, and a corrupt system.

It is the OLD TESTAMENT, which Christians should not be following, that calls for the stoning of people.

Jesus came to renew the human spirit and make it more loving.

Praise Jesus!

And for any of you who say you are Christians and keep gays from Jesus you are GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL.

by Anonymousreply 10903/21/2015

R105, grave and heinous LIAR, you are not a Christian, and you are trying to keep gays away from the savior Jesus and your soul will be CONDEMNED for eternity for being so evil.

by Anonymousreply 11003/21/2015

Only the OLD TESTAMENT GOD, the evil Jehovah, who commanded Abraham to slaughter his own son and then said "Just kidding, asshole," at the last moment, hates homosexuals.

The NEW TESTAMENT, which is for Christians, does not praise the evil Jehovah!

If you really read the New Testament you can see that Jehovah is a goner, and that Jesus is praising the true and holy spirit.

by Anonymousreply 11103/21/2015

Jesus NEVER said one bad thing about gays, ever.

Now, whose bible are you following, R105?

TRUE CHRISTIANS have a duty to welcome gays into the fold.

I said DUTY!

by Anonymousreply 11203/21/2015

So-called Christians who discriminate against gays and lesbians are going to hell, period.

You are doing the work of the devil.

HOW DARE YOU refuse gay people into your churches, condemn them, and torture them when they are the CHILDREN OF GOD.

If you are going to condemn gays and lesbians then turn in your Christian card now, and convert to some asshole religion that stones people to death.

Many of us understand that SATAN has infiltrated the churches and that there are many false-Christians out there.

For those, hell is awaiting them.

by Anonymousreply 11303/21/2015

She has/had the best legs in Hollywood during her prime. Check 'em out in 'Mighty Aphrodite.'

Wow.

by Anonymousreply 11403/21/2015

My sister and I took our mom to see this today. She's 78 now and loves this sort of thing. It was exactly what you'd expect and my mom enjoyed it at least. Maybe we are just cynical (or realistic) but my sister and I actually laughed a couple of times at the Ted McGinley character's rather pious speeches. Mira Sorvino isn't given much to do at all. It has several separate threads running through it like Crash.

The only really good story arc was Lee Majors and Cybill Shepherd playing a couple whose daughter has died which was surprisingly moving. Both of them were actually very good and because of that it was the most realistic story and not so heavy handed in the Christian message as all the other stories. Other than that it was pretty dull but my mom can tell her friends at church about it at least.

by Anonymousreply 11503/21/2015

I want to commit mortal sin with cuddly Sean Astin.

by Anonymousreply 11603/21/2015

I wonder when this will be out on DVD?

by Anonymousreply 11703/22/2015

Maybe it's a good movie.

by Anonymousreply 11805/22/2015

You are a good son or daughter, R115.

by Anonymousreply 11905/23/2015

[quote]‘God’s Not Dead’ proved with a million-dollar budget (from which) it made $62 million.

That kind of profit is every producer's wet dream, be they indie or studio based.

by Anonymousreply 12005/23/2015

GOD'S NOT DEAD may have been #4 and #5 its first few weeks but it wasn't up against particularly tough competition, just DIVERGENT (which, in comparison, was $55M that weekend compared to GND's $9M).

by Anonymousreply 12105/23/2015
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