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Ethan Hawke Reveals Great-Grandmother Wanted Him To Be A Priest [VIDEO]

By Firstladyb


Ethan Hawke Reveals Great-Grandmother Wanted Him To Be A Priest [VIDEO]

Actor Ethan Hawke is in Venice this week to present his latest movie ‘First Reformed,’ where he plays a grief stricken ex military chaplain.  Hawke revealed during the film’s press conference that he had never been asked to play a priest before, but that his great- grandmother wanted him to be a priest when he was born.

Ethan Hawke

Photo: Domenico Stinellis, AP

“When I was born, my great-great-grandmother had a clear sense that I was going to be a priest and told everyone that I should be paying attention to the calling if it ever came. So I used to pray that the calling wouldn’t come. And thank God it didn’t,” Hawke shared.

Speaking of religion Hawke said,  “it was a very important dialog in my head,”  having been “surrounded by it my whole life.”

About First Reformed:

Is a drama  film directed by Paul Schrader. It stars Ethan Hawke as an ex-military chaplain, who is tortured by the death of his son, he encouraged to enlist in the armed forces. His faith is further challenged after a young woman (Amanda Seyfried) and her radical environmentalist husband come to him for counseling.

Video Credit: celluloidVideo

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