Sitcom legend Kelsey Grammer has told his “woke” critics in Hollywood to pound and says he refuses to apologize for expressing his faith.
The former “Cheers” actor has won five Emmys and three Golden Globes for “Frasier,” “The Simpsons,” and “Boss.”
But he thinks his best work may be his new movie, a Christian drama called “Jesus Revolution.”
The film is in theaters now.
“It’s really uplifting. It’s a good movie,” Grammer says.
“My wife and I saw it together.
“She was just dissolved in tears and said, ‘It’s the best thing you’ve ever done.’”
He gave an interview with USA Today about the movie where he also talked about his own faith.
“I was squarish, but I also thrived in the more current movements of my generation at the time,” Grammer joked.
“I had long hair, I was a surfer, but I also was a pretty dedicated scholar.
“I wasn’t a pothead, as we used to call it – I was sort of a standard alcoholic yahoo.
“I’d go and have a beer or two, you know?
“I celebrated with my peers the idea that we could love each other and love well, and that it would enhance our lives.
“I think that’s the most attractive part of this movement still.
“There’s a religious component of it through Christ, but Christ was the first hippie. ‘Love your enemies’ – I mean, that’s extraordinary stuff.
“I’ve had hiccups,” he revealed.
“I’ve had some tragic times.
“I have wrestled with those and worked my way through them: sometimes rejecting faith, sometimes rejecting God even, in a period of being pretty angry about it, like, ‘Where were you?’
“That kind of thing.
“But I have come to terms with it and have found great peace in my faith and in Jesus.
“It’s not cavalier – Jesus made a difference in my life.
“That’s not anything I’ll apologize for,” Grammer asserted.
He said of the “Frasier” reboot:
“Frasier was in the works at the same time.
“It’s going to be on Paramount+ and I’m thrilled.
“I’m excited to play Frasier again,” he said.
“He’s pretty seamless – he went right back on like a nice set of clothes.”
Truly blown away by @JesusRevMovie! I want to congratulate the cast and crew and encourage you all to check out #JesusRevolutionMovie in theaters during opening weekend. Your attendance will communicate to Hollywood that stories of faith are needed more in media. pic.twitter.com/1aDLd0XySy
— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) February 24, 2023
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) February 17, 2023
He said of his other notable roles:
“Certainly Sideshow Bob lives forever.
“He’ll go on who knows how long.
“Thousands of years from now, people may be worshipping Sideshow Bob.
“He’s an extraordinary character.
“Tom Kane from ‘Boss’ was also a great character. One of my favorites.
“I played the mayor of Chicago and got some nice kudos for that performance.
“And then, unfortunately, the show got canceled,” he said.
“We had about five seasons laid out that I think would have been pretty eye-opening television, but we didn’t have a chance to finish it.”