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Denzel Washington: He “Wanted To Please God” With Latest Film He Directed

In a recent interview with Religious News Service, the popular actor Denzel Washington claimed: “A Journal For Jordan”, was one where he “wanted to please God” as well as honor the life and loved ones of the fallen Army sergeant who the film centers on.

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“Canedy, who was previously a journalist for the New York Times, had written an article years back about her late partner’s dedication to his faith, the Army, and his family. This article was written about Sgt. King eventually turned into a book, which later was adapted into a screenplay where Washington sat in the director’s seat to bring the fallen soldier’s story to the big screen,” Red Voice Media reported.

During a recent interview with Religious News Service, 66-year-old actor Denzel Washington said that his latest directing effort, “A Journal For Jordan”, was one where he “wanted to please God” as well as honor the life and loved ones of the fallen Army sergeant who the film centers on.

The recently released film “A Journal For Jordan” focuses on the writings of First Sgt. Charles Monroe King, who sadly died in Iraq back in 2006 – leaving behind his significant other Dana Canedy and their infant son in his passing.

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Canedy, who was previously a journalist for the New York Times, had written an article years back about her late partner’s dedication to his faith, the Army, and his family. This article written about Sgt. King eventually turned into a book, which later was adapted into a screenplay where Washington sat in the director’s seat to bring the fallen soldier’s story to the big screen.

“While speaking with Religious News Service about the film, Washington was asked about rumors noting that he would gather the cast and crew to share a prayer before filming a scene. Washington stated that he would “sometimes”, explaining why that aspect was of importance for such a film honoring Sgt. King.”

“The spirit of God is throughout the film. Charles is an angel. I’m a believer. Dana’s a believer. So that was a part of every decision, hopefully, that I tried to make. I wanted to please God, and I wanted to please Charles, and I wanted to please Dana.”

The actor/director was asked about him being a member of West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, specifically inquiring as to how involved he is at the specific church. Washington said in response that he “helped build” the L.A.-based church, but also dedicates time to Cultural Christian Center in New York.

“I have more than one spiritual leader in my life. So there’s different people I talk to, and I try to make sure I try to put God first in everything. I was reading something this morning in my meditation about selfishness and how the only way to true independence is complete dependence on the Almighty.”

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Ava Garcia

A small town girl, dreaming big, expecting to change the world with presenting the truthful events of the world today. Law degree with a master in criminology, and a devoted journalist for over 7 years, and counting. "The pen is mightier than the sword."

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