Los Angles, CA — (November 5, 2013 ) — One of the world’s most powerful businessmen and Spiritual Leaders, Bishop T.D. Jakes took some time out to talk with The Belle.
He’s the producer of the upcoming feel good movie of the season, The Black Nativity, slated to hit movie theaters on November 27th.
Featuring Forest Whitaker, playing a no-nonsense reverend, who is joined by Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Mary J. Blige and newcomer Jacob Latimore who’s character sits at the center of the film, this movie is about family, life, forgiveness and how people struggle to get through life.
“I’m excited about the Black Nativity, because it’s musical content is quite different from anything I’ve ever worked with. You have Tyrese, Mary J Blige and Jennifer Hudson and to see that type of music mixed with Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker is phenomenal. And Forest…he gives such integrity to his character, and does one of the best jobs as an actor I have ever seen of a clergymen,” says Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Truly all of the actors do an amazing job in bringing this modern adaptation of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes’ classic Off-Broadway production to the big silver screen, thus creating a movie that all families will be able to relate to.
When asked about the Gospel Community and his thoughts pertaining to our societies compromising the word of God, Bishop Jakes said, “When you see a culture transform, if you look back through history, we have always had these kinds of issues, but we didn’t have Social network, Facebook, Twitter, television and technology throwing gasoline on the fire. So I don’t know where it’s going, but I’m encouraging every artist, every preacher and those out there to be creative all day long. But also be careful, that you don’t do something in a short window of opportunity, that will disgrace the body of work you have done all during your life.”
Spending time with Bishop T. D. Jakes was truly priceless as I now look to him as a Spiritual Father Figure.
Be sure to catch the Black Nativity when it hits movie theaters nationwide, November 27th