In the May issue, Simple Grace (on sale now!) caught up with Desperate Housewives' star James Denton for an exclusive interview about how God guides him off-screen and on-screen. Here's a sneak peek:
“I’ve played a couple of characters who said or did things that I’d never say or do in real life, and I’ve definitely wrestled with that,” James shares. “Cursing or saying the Lord’s name in an unflattering, sarcastic or angry manner makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. So doing that on camera—even if it was to support my family—was difficult to come to terms with.”
Over the years, James says he began to realize that him taking on those roles may actually have been part of God's plan. "I think art is a way to hold up a mirror to society and reflect the good and the bad that's out there, and God can use it for good," he explains. While we all play many roles in our lives—parent, employee, spouse, church member—James says he believes that no matter what, God knows and loves us for who we really are deep down.
For more of James' insights on following God's path, parenting and how he keeps his faith strong, check out the rest of the story in the issue on sale now at Walmart, Barnes & Noble and grocery stores nation-wide, or download it now on Kindle and Nook.