New faith-based film coming out at Easter starring Chrissy Metz from “This is Us.”
Based on a true story, mother Joyce Smith was forced to surrender it all to God when her son fell through the ice of a lake in Missouri in 2015. She needs the miracle that only God can provide.
“Breakthrough” stars devout Christian, Chrissy Metz from “This is Us.” Metz refuses to apologize to society for her faith no matter how uncool it is. Her strong role in this film was a bit intimidating as she took on the role of real-life mother, Joyce Smith.
Many Christian actors in Hollywood hesitate to take on challenging roles as Metz has done. Sharing their faith can end up having their identity branded as something that is not in-line with the worldly culture.
Some actors are stepping up and sharing their faith through taking on movies such as “Breakthrough.”
Metz is willing to step outside her comfort zone and be the Christian God intended her to be.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Metz grew up going to church as a little girl in Florida.
She stated in an interview with the Christian Post,
“We all have to have a foundation. A house isn’t built properly without a foundation, and whether it’s your faith, or whatever you believe in, you have to believe in something.”
She goes on to talk about,
“There’s times where you really feel like it’s never going to get better, you’re down and out and we get in our heads and we build this fear around something that the only person, or the only thing that can subside that, is our faith in God. I know that from a personal plight of my life.”
What can we as Christians do to prepare viewers for this film?
Just as “God’s Not Dead” and other box office films, the significance of God is reaching millions. “Breakthrough” brings a message to viewers that surrendering to God is the only way to attain the many blessings He intended for us as His children.
Pray for viewers to be open to receive the message especially for those that are unbelievers.
This film will be well worth seeing and promises to be packed with a great message!