Christian actor blacklisted from Hollywood, refused to go against faith. Neal McDonough, a Hollywood actor has recently revealed that being ostracized by Hollywood led him to launch his own film company.
McDonough is best known as Malcolm Beck in Yellowstone, Timothy ‘Dum Dum’ Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger, and most recently General James Harding in Project Blue Book.
He was blacklisted by Hollywood in 2010, revealed the Yellowstone actor, who is also a devout Christian. As a result, he “lost everything” after being fired from the ABC television program Scoundrels after refusing to go against his faith and do certain scenes – namely kissing and adult scenes.
The actor said that his faith has sustained him through this difficult period in his professional life. “I remember falling to my knees and saying: ‘God, why have you forgotten me?’ Why am I being punished so much?”, he recalls. “And as soon as those words came out of my mouth, I realized what self-absorbed questions they were,” McDonagh admitted.
God has given me so much. We all face challenges in our lives. I have to be thankful — and grateful — for all the blessings I’ve received,” the actor added. McDonough has previously spoken about his refusal to compromise his faith, so this isn’t the first time he’s spoken about it. , Bounding into Comics reported.
In January 2020, McDonagh said: “I will not take God’s name in vain and then kiss another woman.” “S-k scenes are not for me. And I mean, gosh, there are enough s–k scenes out there, and I’m in my fifties, I’m not sure if anyone wants to see me do that stuff, but that’s the comfort level. I’m not very comfortable doing that,” he said at the time.
“And I think that’s probably why I play so many bad characters, because I love acting and I’m really good at it,” McDonough said. “It’s a God-given talent, so to have a career, I have to figure out creatively, smartly and wisely how to keep doing what I’m doing,” he explained.
In light of his reluctance to do those scenes, he’s trying to make sure he remains memorable through his bad performances, McDonough explained to The Christian Post earlier this month. “It’s hard because I’ve done so many different characters and I’ve done so many things, and in some of them I play horrible villains in a lot of things that I do and I’m not going to do kiss scenes. so I will be the best villain,” said the actor.
The main reason he refuses to kiss his colleagues is his wife of nearly 20 years, Ruva, McDonough revealed. “Those lips are for a woman,” he admitted, adding that kissing scenes will no longer be a concern now that the pair have embarked on their film venture. The actor announced that he now has “that opportunity because Ruve and I are doing it on our own, and we’re so blessed to have companies that support us and support us and want to do more movies and TV shows or reality shows or whatever the kind of display that gives glory to [God]”.
“Not just to make a movie, but to make a movie that really glorifies Him — that’s our goal.” And that’s what we’re looking for and we’re very happy to be able to do that,” he explained.