• Thomas Bonifield

Kevin Sorbo as "Passionate about Acting" as Ever

He stars in "The Girl Who Believes in Miracles," which comes out this weekend.

Kevin Sorbo (second from left) is flanked by Mira Sorvino in scene from "The Girl Who Believes in Miracles." Image: Atlas Distribution Company.

For those of us old enough to remember, there's just no separating Kevin Sorbo from Hercules, a part he played for six seasons back in the 1990s. Of course, he's done plenty since, including lots of big Christan movies like Soul Surfer and God's Not Dead. And his latest film - The Girl Who Believes in Miracles - is also a faith-based picture.


It focuses on a young girl, played by Austyn Johnson, whose prayers start to get miraculous answers, opening the eyes of those in her small town to the power of her Christian faith. Sorbo is a skeptical doctor in this one, which also stars Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino and Peter Coyote. In an interview, Sorbo tells AM FM Magazine he hopes people who see the movie will understand "That faith is real. That it is palpable."


A committed Christian himself, the 62-year-old stays plenty busy, both acting and directing. In fact, he's got 11 other projects in production or development right now, according to his IMDb page, and that list does not include Reagan, which stars Dennis Quaid as the late president and will feature Sorbo as his pastor.


The Minnesota native thanks his parents for his strong work ethic, saying they encouraged him from a young age, including when he started a daily paper route at nine years old. And he's been going hard ever since, including fighting through a grueling rehabilitation process after an aneurysm touched off a series of strokes back in the '90s.


The job itself isn't an easy one either, and Sorbo warns aspiring actors that the competition is stiff, rejection is "part of the business," and "there's a lot of failure in it, too." But despite those challenges and all his decades in front of and behind the camera, Sorbo's love for show business has not dimmed.

"I'm still as passionate about acting as when I started as an 11-year old. I mean, I love doing it. I love being on the set, I love the creative process."

One can really sense that in his video interview, which you can watch for yourself via this link to AM FM Magazine. It runs about 12 minutes and is worth checking out. As for The Girl Who Believes in Miracles, it releases this Friday, April 2nd, and the movie's website has a list of where it is playing.