Kirk Cameron is one of those rare child stars who has been able to make a career for himself long after he exited childhood. The fact that Kirk has managed to do that by espousing a Christian belief system is impressive for Cameron in its own right.
“My wife and I are always looking for a great new movie to watch on movie night and it’s hard to find films that are fun and inspiring and that are going to build up our faith in God and our strength as a family,” Cameron recently told Fox News. “I love God I’m a Christian, but the films that I make…are really about themes that I think resonate in people’s heart, at least they do in my own family.”
Kirk wasn’t a Christian when he became a star, according to the actor. In fact, Cameron says he came around to a Christian theology while he was working on Growing Pains. Kirk says he started to lose faith in the “theory” of evolution and looked to the bible to answer some questions he had about life, the universe and everything.
While Cameron’s move to Christian-based movies is probably based on his deeply held beliefs, Kirk’s decision hasn’t hurt his career. Some would argue the man who played Mike Seaver might not have a career at all, if Cameron hadn’t made the move to this genre. Not considered a great actor, his belief in the bible and the Christian god and his outspoken beliefs have helped him gain a following.
That following will likely head to the theaters for Kirk Cameron’s newest movie, Saving Christmas. Granted, Kirk’s newest project is only being released in a limited number of theatres but the subject matter should be enough to draw some crowds. Cameron’s latest flick is a story about Kirk fighting against the “War on Christmas.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, there isn’t much known about the actual plot but the actor said it would be about putting the Christ back in Christmas.
This new film is set to air on November 14th and is being released by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The project is part of a three picture deal Cameron inked with CAMFAM Studios and Provident Films.
Those two companies previously teamed up on Kirk’s firefighter-based film, Fireproof. Kirk Cameron’s other two films in this particular deal will be releasing in 2015 and 2016 if everything goes to plan.